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Describing the Plants Around Us

In this worksheet, students answer questions about the appearance of common plants using science vocabulary to describe them.

'Describing the Plants Around Us' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Plants

Curriculum subtopic:  Basic Structure Plants and Trees

Difficulty level:  

down

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

poppy dandelion

 

We know the names of many of the plants around us that we find in our gardens, at school and in the park. We can also use science words to describe these plants.

We can say which things are the same:

We can see the flower of the poppy and the dandelion plants.

We can say which things are different:

The poppy and the dandelion flower are not the same colour.


 

These buttercups are growing in grass. Which two of these are correct?

The grass is tallest.

The buttercups are taller than the grass.

The buttercup flowers are yellow.

The grass flowers are yellow.

Here is an oak tree.


 

Is the oak tree a plant?

yes

no


 

Which two words describe the oak tree?

short

tall

big

small


 

Choose three ways to describe this daisy.

The flower has lots of petals.

The leaves are wide.

The leaves are thin.

The petals are white.


Look at the poppy and the daisy. Which two things are the same about the poppy and the daisy?

They both have.....

a stem

big leaves

petals

 

Which three things can we say about the differences between the daisy and the poppy?

The flowers are different colours.

The daisy has more petals.

The poppy has more petals.

The shape of the flowers is different.


 

Look at the leaves around the waterlily flower. Which two words describe them?

tall

flat

wide

short


 

Look at the bluebell and the sunflower. Which has the biggest flower?

bluebell

sunflower

Which plant is the tallest?

 

bluebell

sunflower

 

Which plant has the most flowers on its stem?

bluebell

sunflower

  • Question 1


 

These buttercups are growing in grass. Which two of these are correct?

CORRECT ANSWER
The buttercups are taller than the grass.
The buttercup flowers are yellow.
EDDIE SAYS
You can see from the picture that the buttercups are taller than the grass blades. The buttercups also have yellow flowers.
  • Question 2

Here is an oak tree.


 

Is the oak tree a plant?

CORRECT ANSWER
yes
EDDIE SAYS
Trees are plants, very special plants. Without trees, we would not be able to live on our planet!
  • Question 3


 

Which two words describe the oak tree?

CORRECT ANSWER
tall
big
EDDIE SAYS
Trees take a lot of years to grow big and tall.
  • Question 4


 

Choose three ways to describe this daisy.

CORRECT ANSWER
The flower has lots of petals.
The leaves are thin.
The petals are white.
EDDIE SAYS
You can see in the picture that the daisy has lots of white, thin petals and thin leaves.
  • Question 5


Look at the poppy and the daisy. Which two things are the same about the poppy and the daisy?

They both have.....

CORRECT ANSWER
a stem
petals
EDDIE SAYS
They both have a stem and petals, but we know that the daisy has thin leaves, so it's just the poppy that has big leaves!
  • Question 6

 

Which three things can we say about the differences between the daisy and the poppy?

CORRECT ANSWER
The flowers are different colours.
The daisy has more petals.
The shape of the flowers is different.
EDDIE SAYS
You can see from the pictures that the flowers are different colours. The daisy also has lots more petals.
  • Question 7


 

Look at the leaves around the waterlily flower. Which two words describe them?

CORRECT ANSWER
flat
wide
EDDIE SAYS
The waterlily leaves are flat, wide and also round. They sit on the water surface.
  • Question 8


 

Look at the bluebell and the sunflower. Which has the biggest flower?

CORRECT ANSWER
sunflower
EDDIE SAYS
You can see from the picture that the sunflower has a bigger flower. The bluebell has lots of smaller flowers that look like bells!
  • Question 9

Which plant is the tallest?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
sunflower
EDDIE SAYS
Sunflowers are much taller than bluebells.
  • Question 10

 

Which plant has the most flowers on its stem?

CORRECT ANSWER
bluebell
EDDIE SAYS
The bluebell has lots of smaller flowers on its stem. The sunflower just has one big flower.
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