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    Year 3 Plants: Keeping plants healthy

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    The new science curriculum requires that pupils begin learning about plants in Year 1. In Year 3, pupils learn what the different parts of a plant do and what they need to stay healthy. In this lesson, pupils identify different parts of a plant and learn about what role each part plays. They learn that plants need air, sunlight, water and nutrients to thrive and that plants can transport water and nutrients. This lesson may be followed by Plants: Plant reproduction.

    This lesson plan is content heavy and could be split into two lessons. This would allow time for the experiment (colour changing carnation) to be completed.

    Pupils will learn:

    • The functions of different parts of plants
    • The way water is transported within plants
    • The requirements of plants for life and growth

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