An animated sequence that illustrates the different stages in plant development. The commentary introduces key vocabulary, such as ‘germination’, ‘stem’, ‘leaves’, ‘bulb’, ‘seed’, ‘flower’, ‘fruit’, ‘root’ and ‘shoot’. Seed dispersal by humans, animals, birds and the wind are also mentioned.

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Pupils could collect a variety of seeds and bulbs to put on display in the classroom. Can they work out which seeds are dispersed by the wind? The children could go on to sort the seeds into those that are dispersed by humans, other animals, birds and the wind. They could try planting some of their seeds in pots to see which will grow.