5th Grade – SCIENCE – Unit 2

Dear 5th graders,

I have prepared a lot of stuff for our new unit of Science, plants. But before we start I would like you took a look at the concept map I have made. Once more, remember that in order to run the application you must have Java installed on your computer. In case you don’t have it yet you can download it from here. It’s very easy and it will only take you two minutes. If you have problems with the installation you can always download a printed version of the map from here.

Alright, here we go! Look at this interesting WEBSITES:

Watch these two animated diagrams of the elements involved in photosynthesis (on land and marine):

· http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/earthguide/diagrams/photosynthesis/photosynthesis.html

A great presentation by… a bee! See the different parts of a plant, how a plant grows and, finally, learn about pollination:

· http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/science/s_plants/index.htm

Learn about the parts of a flower including the male and female parts and their role in pollination:

· http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/plant_repro/eng/Introduction/activity1pop.htm

Find out how pollination takes place and how seeds are then dispersed away from the parent plant:

· http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/plant_repro/eng/Introduction/activity2pop.htm

How much do you know about potatoes? 😀 Test your knowledge and play some games:

· http://www.potatoesforschools.org.uk/media/growgame/index.asp

Have a look at these great VIDEOS:

In this video you will see a range of plants growing and being harvested. We eat different parts of different plants: HERE

In this video you will see fruit and vegetables being harvested: HERE

In this video you will see potatoes being grown (more potatoes :D): HERE

From wheat to bread. In this video you will see bread being made: HERE

I hope you find it useful. Let me know what you think

Enjoy.

So say we all!!

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