Plants: what they need to grow and why we need them

This resource is aimed at SCQF level 2 students studying plant germination and decay by microorganisms. Through this resource school learners develop their scientific knowledge, skills and scientific literacy in addition to honing their practical skills.

This resource promotes appreciation for the environment and includes five activities, which relate to the second level Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) Experiences and Outcomes and Benchmarks.

Created as part of the School of Geosciences’ Outreach Programme, which allows students in their final year to work in partnership with a local school to develop a set of lesson plans.

Author: Sara Thornton and Tabitha Ewing
Unless otherwise stated all content is released under a CC-BY 4.0 license

Keywords: plants, environment, micro-organisms, ecosystem, photosynthesis, germination, seeds

Cover image Plassiflora seedling by BlueRidgeKitties on Flickr under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license.


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Created: Jul 27, 2017

Updated: Aug 9, 2019

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