Login to watch

It’s quick and easy to sign in.

If you don’t have an account join for free to enjoy STEM Live all year round!

Plant Detectives

Discovering the Magic of Plants!

Lesson Info

Fri 21 April, 2023 • 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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

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.


Our expert speakers will join us in the studio to answer your students’ questions.

Don’t forget to share your photos with us on Twitter using the hashtags #STEMLive & #LiveLessons


You can help your pupils engage and interact with leading STEM experts, by using our live app, Slido!

Either use the Slido window to the right of the stream, or if you prefer, scan the QR code and access Slido on your phone or tablet - enabling you to watch the Live Lesson in full screen.

QR Code

Need Help?

For tech support, please click the relevant button.