Plant Hunters

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and describe parts of a plant
  • Consider why people study plants
  • Discuss how plants are used by humans
  • Identify plants in the garden
  • Identify food that comes from plants
  • Identify examples of adaptations
  • Develop scientific enquiry skills
  • Be able to classify parts of plants
  • Think of ways to record their collections

National Curriculum Links 

Students will be working scientifically during their visit with lots of opportunity for questions and discussion.  They will also cover aspects of the following units from the National Curriculum for Science:

Sc KS1 identify and name a variety of plants in their habitats, including microhabitats

Sc KS1 identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees

Sc KS1 identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of plants and how they depend on each other

Sc KS1 find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy

Sc KS2 identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers

Sc KS2 explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant.

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