This is a comprehensive set of resources and activities which help both teachers and pupils gain an understanding of the life cycle of plants.
There are models which illustrate the basic requirements for healthy plant growth and an interactive 'create a virtual flower' activity where all the component parts of a flower have to be correctly assembled and labelled. This activity can provide quite a challenge! If you get really, really stuck, then take a look at this diagram by clicking here and then return to the activity.
In addition there are animations (including sound) to illustrate a variety of seed dispersal methods. There is also a set of printable worksheets to help bridge the gap between computer-based activities and the classroom.
Finally, there are sets of identification charts which enable you to identify the flowers, trees and shrubs in and around your school. The worksheets allow you to make records of your school's flora which can then be submitted to the BGfL citywide database. This database will provide searchable views of the city's trees and flowers by school and area. Please plan to take some time out with your pupils to use the record sheets and add to the database.
This set of activities helps support the KS2 Science strand 'Sc2 Life processes and living things'.
Acknowledgements go to Tate & Lyle for their kind permission in allowing the BGfL to draw from their Key Stage 2 Science resource, 'Action for Plants'.
This is a fun set of activities which will help you gain an understanding of the life cycle of plants. There are games to play and worksheets to complete - see how well you can do!
Also, you can use the identification charts to find out the names of the plants and trees around your school, collect all the data on the record sheets provided and then ask your teacher to send the information to the central database on BGfL.