Smart bricks for smart plants

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  • planning board
  • measuring with a ruler
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Smart Bricks for Smart PlantsBrightly coloured flower

The children compare plants grown in a variety of nutrients and look at how the basic structure of the different plant parts gives leaves strength and durability and root systems the ability to anchor the plant and search out water. Information gathered by the children is reported back to the research laboratories of a fertilizer production company.

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These resources may be downloaded and used without an internet connection:

Resource Media type Resource size Notes
Planning board: Best soil PowerPoint icon (PowerPoint) 147 kB Drag-and-drop planning board for investigation into soil types
Planning board: Notes PDF icon (pdf) 93 kB Teachers' notes on using Planning Board: Best soil
Using a ruler PowerPoint icon (PowerPoint) 525 kB Presentation to help think about the correct way to use a ruler
Using a ruler: Notes PDF icon (pdf) 89 KB Teachers' notes on Using a ruler

 

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