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This week, we need to look at seeds and bulbs.

 

Find and identify as many plants as you can that grow from seeds and bulbs. Split a page into two sections and list the plants under seeds and bulbs. It might be easier to start with plants, fruit and vegetables you have at home or any plants you have in your garden.

 

Use the powerpoint presentation to learn more about seeds and bulbs and look at the examples given to get you started.

Investigation

Some of you are already growing plants and we can’t wait to see how tall they have grown! You probably know by now what a plant needs to grow healthily. We always plant seeds and bulbs into the ground or use soil. Did you ever think if there was another way to grow a plant?

To test this, we need a few seeds and a bulb or two, two small plastic containers, some cotton balls or paper towels and water.

You can use the seeds and bulbs you have at home.

1- Fill the bottom of the container with cotton wool (pull the cotton fibres apart a bit).

2- Pour or spray water over the cotton wall until it is all wet but not soggy!

3- Place the seeds on the cotton wall- space the seeds about 1-2 cm apart

4- Cover the container with a clear plastic bag or a thin layer of cotton wool (to absorb light and create a greenhouse effect). Place it in a well-lit place but not under direct sunlight.

5- Check everyday and keep the cotton wall moist.

6- Once the seed or bulb sprouts, remove the cover and watch them grow.

TAKE PHOTOS OF YOUR PLANTS FROM THE MOMENT THEY BEGIN TO SPROUT.

Can you identify which part of the plant grows first from a seed or bulb?

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