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More About Growing Plants from Seeds

In this worksheet, students answer questions about how plants grow and describe the growing sequence. They apply their knowledge of the function of plant parts.

'More About Growing Plants from Seeds' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Plants

Curriculum subtopic:  Water, Light and Temperature for Growth

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10


This is a pumpkin seed. When the seed begins to grow, the roots grow first so that the plant can take in water. They also stop the plant blowing away.

 

The stem grows next. The stem grows towards the light.

 

The leaves also grow towards the light. Leaves make food for the plant using light.


 

To make these beans start to grow they need two things. Which two things do they need?

light

the right heat

soil

water

Which part of the new plant grows first?

stem

root

leaf

The roots grow first because they have two important jobs to do. Can you find them in this list?

To stop the plant blowing away.

To take in light.

To take in water.

To grow towards the light.

The new plant growing from a seed is called a....

weed

baby plant

seedling

After the roots, what does the seedling grow next?

stem

leaf

flower

This plant part grows towards the light and carries water from the roots. What is it called? 

flower

stem

leaf

What grows after the roots and the stem? 

flowers

seeds

leaves


 

Leaves grow towards the...

window

light

water

Which part of the seedling makes food for the growing plant?

 

stem

root

leaves

Look at this growing seedling.


 

As the seedling grows, what two things do you notice?

The stem grows taller.

It grows more leaves.

It changes colour.

  • Question 1


 

To make these beans start to grow they need two things. Which two things do they need?

CORRECT ANSWER
the right heat
water
EDDIE SAYS
To begin to grow, the seeds needs water and the right heat.
  • Question 2

Which part of the new plant grows first?

CORRECT ANSWER
root
EDDIE SAYS
The first part of the plant to grow is the root, as this allows the plant to take in water.
  • Question 3

The roots grow first because they have two important jobs to do. Can you find them in this list?

CORRECT ANSWER
To stop the plant blowing away.
To take in water.
EDDIE SAYS
The new plant cannot grow without water. Also, if the plant is growing in soil, the roots are very important to stop the plant blowing away.
  • Question 4

The new plant growing from a seed is called a....

CORRECT ANSWER
seedling
EDDIE SAYS
When the seed first starts to grow, it is called a seedling.
  • Question 5

After the roots, what does the seedling grow next?

CORRECT ANSWER
stem
EDDIE SAYS
The seedling's roots grow first. After that, the stem and the shoots grow.
  • Question 6

This plant part grows towards the light and carries water from the roots. What is it called? 

CORRECT ANSWER
stem
EDDIE SAYS
The stem grows upwards towards the source of light. It is used like a big straw to carry water from the roots to the leaves and other parts of the plant.
  • Question 7

What grows after the roots and the stem? 

CORRECT ANSWER
leaves
EDDIE SAYS
Once the stem has grown, the leaves start to grow off the stem.
  • Question 8


 

Leaves grow towards the...

CORRECT ANSWER
light
EDDIE SAYS
Leaves grow towards light, as the plant takes in light through the leaves.
  • Question 9

Which part of the seedling makes food for the growing plant?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
leaves
EDDIE SAYS
The food the leaves make helps the plant to grow more leaves and to grow taller.
  • Question 10

Look at this growing seedling.


 

As the seedling grows, what two things do you notice?

CORRECT ANSWER
The stem grows taller.
It grows more leaves.
EDDIE SAYS
As a plant grows, it develops more and more leaves. This means that the plant can take in more light to grow even more leaves. It also means that the stem has to grow in order to carry the weight of the leaves.
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