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Understand The Process of How Plants Grow From Seeds

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

'Understand The Process of How Plants Grow From Seeds' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 2 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Plants

Curriculum subtopic:   Water, Light and Temperature for Growth

Popular topics:   Biology old worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

seed growing


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 from 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.


Let's try to remember this information to answer the questions in this activity. 


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Example question 

Why does the pumpkin seed grow roots?


Is it to allow the plant to take in water?

Is it to make a pumpkin?

Is it to catch the sunlight?



The answer is to allow the plant to take in water.

The root soaks up water to feed the plant to allow it to grow! 


pumpkin roots


It will eventually make a pumpkin, but it is a combination of things to successfully grow a pumpkin, not just because of the roots. 

The roots do not catch the sunlight as they are underground - it is the leaves' job to do that. 


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