Working scientifically – Plants (KS1)

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By Gillian Ravenscroft

Plants feature in both Year 1 and 2 Programmes of Study of the new curriculum and present a number of opportunities to focus on Working Scientifically.

Use our lesson plans to support pupils’ development of a range of enquiry skills: from simple identification and classification tasks to performing tests, gathering and recording data.


Sorting leaves

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  • Gardening/protective gloves
  • Sample of fresh leaves (or ones that have been laminated to retain shape and colour)
  • Hand lenses
  • Camera/tablet
  • Sorting hoops
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