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Growing Plants from Seeds

In this worksheet, students answer questions about what plants need to grow well from seeds, using seeds commonly grown in the classroom.

'Growing Plants from Seeds' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Plants

Curriculum subtopic:  Water, Light and Temperature for Growth

Difficulty level:  

down

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10


 

These are beans. Beans are seeds. If we give them the things they need to grow, each one will grow into a new bean plant.


 

We know that this bean plant is growing well, because it is dark green and has a strong stem.

To make it grow well, the bean needs...

 

water light and the right heat

Lin and her friend Tom want to grow some cress.


 

What do they need to grow cress plants?

beans

peas

cress seeds

a plant pot

Lin decides to grow the seeds on cotton wool in an old margarine tub. She sprinkles the seeds on the cotton wool. She puts the tub in the window.

 

What must she give the seeds to make them grow?

soil

water

lemonade

Lin puts the tub in the window so that the growing plants will have...

a good view

darkness

light

To grow well, what three things do the cress plants need? 

light

water

soil

the right heat

 

Lin and Tom know that their cress is growing well because the leaves are...

yellow

brown

dark green

Lin says, "The cress plants grow well on cotton wool."

Tom says, "Plants don't need soil to grow."

 

Do you think that plants need soil to grow?

yes

no


 

Tom has grown a sunflower. Now the leaves are yellow and dry. What has Tom forgotten to give his sunflower?

water

light

heat

Tom grew a bean plant:


 

He gave it water and put it in a cupboard. The plant grew tall and weak with yellow leaves.

 

The bean plant grew like this because...

it was lonely

it had no light

it was trying to get out

Help Tom and Lin to finish their sentence:

 


 

"We gave our cress plants light and water to make them grow..."

yellow and weak

green and strong

for our tea!

  • Question 1

Lin and her friend Tom want to grow some cress.


 

What do they need to grow cress plants?

CORRECT ANSWER
cress seeds
EDDIE SAYS
Cress plants start life as cress seeds, so Lin and Tom need to find some of those, first.
  • Question 2

Lin decides to grow the seeds on cotton wool in an old margarine tub. She sprinkles the seeds on the cotton wool. She puts the tub in the window.

 

What must she give the seeds to make them grow?

CORRECT ANSWER
water
EDDIE SAYS
The seeds will not grow without water.
  • Question 3

Lin puts the tub in the window so that the growing plants will have...

CORRECT ANSWER
light
EDDIE SAYS
The seedlings will not grow properly without light, either.
  • Question 4

To grow well, what three things do the cress plants need? 

CORRECT ANSWER
light
water
the right heat
EDDIE SAYS
All seedlings need water, light and the right heat to grow well.
  • Question 5

 

Lin and Tom know that their cress is growing well because the leaves are...

CORRECT ANSWER
dark green
EDDIE SAYS
If the seedlings were not growing well, the leaves would be brown or yellow in colour. But these ones are nice and green, so they must be growing well.
  • Question 6

Lin says, "The cress plants grow well on cotton wool."

Tom says, "Plants don't need soil to grow."

 

Do you think that plants need soil to grow?

CORRECT ANSWER
no
EDDIE SAYS
Most plants that we see do grow in soil; however, plants only need water, light and the right heat to grow well.
  • Question 7


 

Tom has grown a sunflower. Now the leaves are yellow and dry. What has Tom forgotten to give his sunflower?

CORRECT ANSWER
water
EDDIE SAYS
Plants die and shrivel up without water.
  • Question 8

Tom grew a bean plant:


 

He gave it water and put it in a cupboard. The plant grew tall and weak with yellow leaves.

 

The bean plant grew like this because...

CORRECT ANSWER
it had no light
EDDIE SAYS
Plants grown in the dark are yellow and weak. Plants need light to grow healthy, green leaves.
  • Question 9

Help Tom and Lin to finish their sentence:

 


 

"We gave our cress plants light and water to make them grow..."

CORRECT ANSWER
green and strong
EDDIE SAYS
The light and water helped Tom and Lin's cress plants to grow green, healthy leaves and strong stems.
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