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KS3 You are what you eat

Science Unit: The Science of Food

Seeds and germination

Introduce the topic of seeds and germination with the following video clips:

  • BBC Learning Zone Clip 69 - Growing plants. [Flash Video]
  • BBC Learning Zone Clip 63 - Seeds [Flash Video]

Working in small groups, ask pupils to decide what seeds need to start growing.  They may wish to watch the video clips a second time.  Do all groups agree? Ask the pupils to plant some seeds, such as herb or sunflower seeds.  They could also plant bulbs such as snowdrop or daffodil.  If planting bulbs, explain how they are different to seeds. Further activities on seeds and germination can be found:

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