Seeds of knowledge
Spring is the best time to get outside and grow pupils' understanding of plants. TES science adviser Alessio Bernardelli has created a concise collection of the best resources for blossoming botanists.
What is it?
The collection is split into:
- the life cycle of plants;
- classification of plants;
- plant structure and nourishment;
- moss, lichen and fungi.
Each section starts with a BBC Class Clips video including a simple explanation of pollination and a time-lapse sequence of a seed becoming a seedling. This allows pupils to see months of natural development in just a few seconds.
The videos are followed by a series of excellent teacher resources relevant to the sub-topic. These include a PowerPoint of the life cycle of a plant, schemes of work and lesson plans, role play science experiments, a leaf ID-key task and a "spot the fungi" hunt.