I'm a trainee who is going to teach the topic of life cycles after easter. I absolutely love science and I'm specialising in my primary teaching degree at university. I don't have to plan it in detail now however my teacher would like me to have a few ideas to show her this week. In my first lesson, I am going to teach children about the parts of a plant. I've heard that this class would really benefit from great science teaching to get them enthused and excited about science. They apparently love hands on activities and learning visually. I thought if I could get my hands on a microscope that would plug into my laptop, I could show a flower on the interactive whiteboard and go through the parts of it with them (like a tulip or a daffodil) and then they could look at one themselves with a partner, using magnifying glasses. I've only been in school for one day so I'm not sure what kinds of science resources they have however I have my own large set of magnifying glasses (two for a pound from the pound shop but they're actually really good quality. A great find!) I'm sure I can get a microscope from somewhere or I'm sure someone will lend me one. Is this a good way to introduce kids to the parts of a flower? (year 5 children) I want to use a real flower rather than a picture, or I'll use a photograph if necessary. I want it to be memorable.