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    Year 2 Plants: How do plants grow?


    In this observation-based lesson, pupils explore the local environment, looking at young plants, old plants and new growth. They also begin a month-long study looking at the growth of sunflowers and runner beans. As well as taking measurements, it would be beneficial for pupils to keep a diary of their plants' progress, making notes and including labelled diagrams throughout the experiment. This lesson may be followed by Plants: What do plants need to grow?.

    Pupils will learn:

    • To observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.

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    A timelapse video such as this one is useful for demonstrating the growth of a plant.

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