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Lesson 4

  • LI: To learn what plants need to grow well and give reasons for my answers.


Success criteria

  • I can say three things that plants need to grow.
  • I can say how I know this.


Thinking back to last week, do you remember the parts of the plant? Did you complete the challenge? Do you know what it is that plants need to grow? Watch this video to see what plants need to grow.

The Needs of a Plant

Can you learn the song?


Fill in the sheet to tell me what is wrong with the seeds and why they won’t grow properly! There is also a sheet about what the plant needs and why!


Scientific questions to talk about at home


Why do plants need these things?

Do different plants need different amounts of sun and water?

How do plants survive in the dessert like a cactus without lots of water?


Key words

Bean, soil, water, sunny, grow, fruit.


Extra challenge

Plant Growth Prediction. Can you guess what your plants would look like without certain things they need? Also tell me why.