Y2 Science: Growing Plants Project

Hello Yellow Class! Welcome to another week of learning at home.

 

If you missed my video message on Friday afternoon, please go and watch it now. I’m updating you with the latest news about Year 2 and when you will go back to school. Please watch it by clicking on the blog post below.

 

*UPDATED* Friday 12th June: Merits + TTDE

 

Your Purple Mash and MyMaths has been set for the week. You can complete these on any day.

 

You will need to be very sharp on your five times table before completing this week’s MyMaths task. There will be a helpful video in tomorrow’s blog post, so if you aren’t feeling confident, please wait until tomorrow.

 

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Science: Growing Plants

 

In the last lesson, you remembered your learning from Year 1, where you had to identify the parts of a plant. Below is a cherry blossom drawn by Yi-Xuan with the parts labelled.

 

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The roots would normally be much longer and stretch much wider than you might expect. Watch this video and look at how long the roots become! 

 

After planting the seed, the next step is germination. In the first three days, you will see germination happen.

 

 

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Your challenge… grow something! Here’s Aaron to show you what he’s doing…

 

 

 

You could choose to grow a plant from garlic or pepper like Aaron. Garlic and peppers are easily found in the shops. Soil might be a little bit trickier to find. You could take some from your nearest park, or you could take some from school on Friday if you ask nicely!

 

Another easy project would be to grow a plant from a tomato slice. Have a look at this and try it at home!

 

 

So I want you to try and grow a plant over the next three weeks. It’s a very long project! You can email me at any time to let me know how the project is going. You could…

 

  1. Keep a diary, writing about what is happening to your plant each week.
  2. Make videos like Aaron to explain to your friends what is happening. I will share these videos in three or four weeks time.
  3. Become a scientist and measure the height of your plant each day, recording how many centimetres or millimetres it grows each day.
  4. Make a block diagram to show your plant is growing using data you collect.
  5. Plant two tomato slices, one indoors and one outdoors, and see what happens.
  6. Plant two tomato slices, give one lots of water and give one no water, and see what happens.
  7. Plant two tomato slices, keep one in the light and one in the dark, and see what happens.

 

There is so much you could do! I am letting you choose the experiment you want to do. You choose the type of plant you want to grow! You choose how you will record what’s happening. You choose if you want to grow two at the same time and test to see which conditions are better.

 

It promises to be lots of fun and I look forward to seeing some of your results! These sheets below might help you.

 

Measuring Plant Growth Activity Sheet

 

My Plant Diary Activity Sheets

 

My Plant Growth Graph Activity Sheet

 

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Comments Challenge

 

Well done for reading all of that! If you have any questions about the challenge, email westgreen.yellowclass@gmail.com

 

Remember I am replying to my emails until Wednesday evening, then Krishna will be taking over for a while.

 

In the comments, tell me what plant you think you would like to grow. How tall do you think it will grow in centimetres? Type your prediction as a comment to win a merit.

 

 

10 Comments

  • Mr Morgan says:

    I can’t grow anything as I will be in hospital soon! But if I had a choice I would try and grow a sunflower. I think I could grow it to over 100 centimetres!

    Now sunflowers are tricky, I don’t expect you to be able to grow one in your home. I think the tomato plant will be the best choice if you don’t have a lot of space.

  • Hi.
    It is lot of fun growing your one plants, because is organic and you can eat them.
    I will try different plants.
    Thank you

    • Mr Morgan says:

      Your videos were brilliant, I’m sure lots of your friends enjoyed watching them! Good luck trying different plants.

  • Melina Ada says:

    Hi Mr Morgan,
    I would like to grow apples. I don’t have a apple tree!
    Apples are one of my favorouite fruits.
    😊👍

    • Mr Morgan says:

      I wish you could grow an apple tree in a month, but sadly that is impossible!

      Choose something that can grow more quickly, such as the plant from a tomato slice! I really hope you will try to grow one Melina, I want to see some pictures!

  • Vihansa says:

    Hi Mr Morgan, I already panted some seeds two weeks ago, when we learnt about the plants. They have nicely grown now. I will email it.

    • Mr Morgan says:

      I look forward to seeing them! Maybe try a more complicated experiment. Plant the same seeds in different places and see what happens. Leave one outside, leave one inside but with light, leave another one inside with no light, and put one in the fridge.

      That would be interesting!

  • Melina Ada says:

    Hi Mr Morgan,
    I like tomatos. The’re one of my favorouite fruits too!
    But I like strawberries the most.

  • Safiyyah says:

    I would like to plant a tomato plant and see how it germinates. My mum’s plant grew 12cm. I think my one will grow 24cm in 3 weeks.

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