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Plant Power

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Plants are a crucial part of ecosystems, but are so often overlooked! In this session, your pupils will use real plant specimens to explore questions such as: What is a plant? How do they make energy? How do they grow in different habitats?

Suitable for Key Stage 2 and 3, the session will explore how to identify plants, how they survive, and introduce ideas around adaptation to harsh environments. The class will begin by discovering what makes plants different to other life forms, and be introduced to the process of photosynthesis. They will also discuss the most essential things that plants need to survive. This will feed directly into the group activity, during which each group will receive specimens from plants adapted to very different environments e.g. desert, ocean, meadow, arctic. Using their skills of observation and problem-solving, they will establish how each plant obtains the essential things it needs in such different habitats.