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Clowne Junior School

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Tuesday - Science

Today we would like you to head outside. You might be able to complete today's task in your garden if you have nearby trees or flowers. Alternatively you might need an adult to accompany you to a local spot where you can find plants and flowers.


What do you already know about classifying plants and trees? Are they all the same? If not, what makes them different?


Using the attached document to draw and record your findings, we would like you to find some flowers/trees and take notes on them and draw any particular features you think are worth noting. Can you find 2 that are similar but definitely not the same?


How many of the following can you find?


Bark – tough outer layer that covers the trunk of a tree.

Compound Leaves – several leaves growing from the end of each stalk.

Deciduous – trees with thin, soft leaves which are all shed in the autumn.

Evergreen – trees with tough, waxy leaves or ‘needles’ that do not fall in the autumn.

Flowering plant – produces a colourful flower once it has grown.

Moss – low-growing plants that like damp, shady places and soak up lots of water.

Pinnate Leaves – leaves are evenly spaced in pairs on opposite sides of a stalk.

Protective Adaption – thorns, prickles or stings to make animals not eat it.

Simple Leaves – one leaf blade (lamina) growing from each single stalk.

Trunk – very thick stem which raises the rest of the plant high off the ground.

Xerophyte – plants which evolved in deserts with long narrow leaves to save water.