Plant Detectives

Discovering the Magic of Plants!

Lesson Info

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Friday 21st April
Join us LIVE for an interactive and engaging lesson from Wisley Gardens in Surrey, and learn from experts at the Royal Horticultural Society about the identification of different types of plants, their structure and how and why we keep them healthy and secure from diseases.

Curriculum Focus

Structure of a Plant, Classification, Light, Living Things

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Lesson Guide

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and describe the functions of different parts of plants
  • Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth
  • Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants
  • Understand that environments can change and that this poses dangers to living things
  • Know how living things can be grouped in a variety of ways

Lesson Outline

The lesson will follow our presenter Sally-Ann Spence, as she carries out an investigation into why her plants are not healthy.

We will be joined by experts at RHS who will tell us more about plant health, as well as what we learn about plants from the research they do.

During our time in Wisley Gardens, teaching will be put into a real-life context through exciting demos, recordings and animated infographics.

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