Plants are alive; they grow, eat, move and reproduce. We visit Kew Gardens to look for evidence that plants are living things.

First broadcast:
18 September 2007

This clip could be used to explore the concept that plants are living things. Ask the children to explain in their own words how they know that they themselves are living things. Suggestions might be eating, breathing, growing and moving. Before watching the clip, ask the question 'do you think plants are living things?' Can they give examples to support their thinking? The clip highlights growing, moving and reproducing. Ask the children to look back at the list of life processes and highlight the processes not mentioned in the clip eg do they think plants breathe? Teach any concepts not offered by the pupils. Children could sort a series of pictures into living and non living categories, using the life processes list to support their decisions.