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Suitable plants

Discussion in 'Science' started by beethan31, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. beethan31

    beethan31 New commenter

    Hi
    I'm doing Green Plants with my Y3/4 class and need some plants to put in the light and dark so that the children can observe the importance/function of the leaves (photosynthesis).
    Basically, I want to know which plants would be good to demonstrate this? I might be asking the impossible at this time of year, but I want something I can pick up easily from a supermarket or garden centre. I want seedlings ideally, and something that is ready now!

    Any suggestions?? Thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
  2. Try cress seeds: they are readily available, germinate reliably in a few days, and the children will enjoy growing them. Works well in a bit of compost, or on damp cotton wool in a petri dish. Keep a few on a windowsill and a few in a dark cupboard, and see the difference.
     
  3. fiendishlyclever

    fiendishlyclever Occasional commenter

    Mung bean (bean sprouts) also germinate quickly and are a little bit bigger to handle easily.
     
  4. Goat2

    Goat2 New commenter

    Radish seed do well
    Also track down who in the school gets the CLEAPSS material or knows their passwords and get their booklets on plants in school.
     

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