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KS 2 Challenges

7-11 years old

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Our Endeavour challenges guide your pupils through an in-depth project over a series of lessons.

Competition challenge

Win £1000 Competition: KS2 Evolve and adapt

How will plants in the future have evolved in response to climate change? Pupils will explore plant evolution then design a plant with adaptations for survival in a future affected by climate change. 
living things and their habitats, evolution and adaptation, climate change
Competition challenge

Win £1000 Competition: KS2 Time to grow

How do plants grow and change over time? Pupils will explore plant life cycles, then make a timelapse or slow-motion film showcasing an aspect of plant growth or movement.
pollination and seed dispersal, plant science
Competition challenge

Win £1000 Competition: KS2 Kew the question - Sustainability

What does sustainability mean? Pupils will explore what we can do to make sure everyone can buy and use things sustainably, then deliver a presentation on this topic.
sustainability, global goals

KS2 Climate action

What can we do to protect our planet? Pupils will explore ways of tackling climate change, then deliver a presentation outlining what they can do to help.
living things and their habitats, global goals, climate change

KS2 Super seeds and funky flowers

How do flowers attract pollinators and how do seeds spread? Pupils will discover the clever ways plants are adapted for reproduction, then design their own imaginary flower or seed.
pollination and seed dispersal, plant science, living things and their habitats

KS2 Plant hunters

How do plant hunters transport living plants? Pupils will discover what plant hunters collect on their expeditions then design their own container that will provide plants with everything they need for a long journey.
science careers, plant science, environment, conservation and sustainability

KS2 Kew scientist

What materials are made out of plants? Pupils will explore how people use plants as materials, then design and carry out an investigation to test the useful properties of a plant/plant material.
science careers, plant science, working scientifically
Great for Science Club

KS2 Pack your bags

What is a plant hunter? Pupils will find out about plant hunters travelling the globe, then plan what they would take with them on a plant hunting expedition.
science careers, plant science, environment, conservation and sustainability
Great for Science Club

KS2 Fun and games

Why are two in five of the world’s plants threatened with extinction? Pupils will learn about dangers facing plants, then produce a game to raise awareness of these issues.
biodiversity, plant science, environment, conservation and sustainability, climate change

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