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Thinking card

KS2 Time to grow - Thinking card

Resource overview

KS 2
10mins
What do your pupils think about how plants grow and change over time? Use the thinking card to check prior knowledge and misconceptions then revisit at the end of the challenge to assess their learning.

Topics covered

pollination and seed dispersal, plant science

How to use this resource

  1. Display the thinking card on your whiteboard for a whole class approach or print for pupils to work independently. 

  2. Ask pupils to look at the characters and reflect on why each character has a particular idea and think about whether they agree or disagree. 

  3. Prompt pupils to share their ideas on the topic. 

Background

While plants are growing and surviving, they do move, whether that’s their stems growing taller, their leaves moving to follow the light or their seeds exploding out of pods. 

Most of the time this movement is so slow that we can’t see it, but we can use cameras to help us reveal the secret life of plants. 

Explore plant growth and movement through film. 

Get more out of this resource by starting the challenge

Give your key stage 2 pupils a challenge to release their inner Attenborough and explore plant growth and movement through film.

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