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What Do Different Plant Parts Do?

In this worksheet, students identify the different parts of plants and their function. They link parts of plants to the plants we eat.

'What Do Different Plant Parts Do?' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Plants

Curriculum subtopic:  Basic Structure Plants and Trees

Difficulty level:  

down

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10


 

This dandelion plant has different parts. Each of the parts of the plant has a special job to do.

 

We cannot see the roots because they are in the soil. The roots stop the plant blowing away and they take in water. Plants get thirsty too!

The stem takes the water from the roots to the other parts of the plant.

The flowers are yellow so that insects can see them.

The leaves take in sunlight.

 


The seeds blow away to grow a new dandelion plant.

Which part of a plant stops it blowing away?

the stem

the leaves

the roots

the seeds

What is the other job that the roots have to do?

 

To grow a new plant.

To take water from the soil.

To look colourful.


 

Look at these poppies. Can you see which part of the plant takes water from the roots to the flowers?

the seeds

the flower

the leaves

the stem

 

Which part of the plant takes in sunlight?

the leaves

the stem

the roots

the flower


 

Which part of the plant can insects see because it is a bright colour?

the roots

the stem

the flower

the seeds

What do all seeds do? 

Blow away.

Grow into new plants.


 

Which part of a cabbage do we eat?

the roots

the stem

the leaves

the flower

 

When we eat celery, we eat the...

seeds

roots

stalks

leaves


 

Which part of the carrot plant do we eat?

the leaves

the stem

the root

the seed

We are eating the leaves when we eat which of these plants?

 

potato

lettuce

beans

  • Question 1

Which part of a plant stops it blowing away?

CORRECT ANSWER
the roots
EDDIE SAYS
The roots are the only part of the plant that grows underground. This keeps the plant safe and stops it blowing away.
  • Question 2

What is the other job that the roots have to do?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
To take water from the soil.
EDDIE SAYS
The roots soak up water from the soil for the plant to drink.
  • Question 3


 

Look at these poppies. Can you see which part of the plant takes water from the roots to the flowers?

CORRECT ANSWER
the stem
EDDIE SAYS
Water travels from the roots through the stem to the leaves and flowers.
  • Question 4

 

Which part of the plant takes in sunlight?

CORRECT ANSWER
the leaves
EDDIE SAYS
Plants cannot grow without light.
  • Question 5


 

Which part of the plant can insects see because it is a bright colour?

CORRECT ANSWER
the flower
EDDIE SAYS
The flower attracts insects.
  • Question 6

What do all seeds do? 

CORRECT ANSWER
Grow into new plants.
EDDIE SAYS
Some seeds blow away, but all seeds can grow into new plants.
  • Question 7


 

Which part of a cabbage do we eat?

CORRECT ANSWER
the leaves
EDDIE SAYS
We eat the leaves of the cabbage, they are very good for us!
  • Question 8

 

When we eat celery, we eat the...

CORRECT ANSWER
stalks
EDDIE SAYS
We eat the stalks of the celery, and sometimes the leaves on the end of the stalks. A stalk is another word for stem.
  • Question 9


 

Which part of the carrot plant do we eat?

CORRECT ANSWER
the root
EDDIE SAYS
We eat the root of the carrot. The leaves grow above the ground and the roots grow under the ground.
  • Question 10

We are eating the leaves when we eat which of these plants?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
lettuce
EDDIE SAYS
We eat the lettuce leaves. Potatoes grow from the roots of the plant and beans from the stems.
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