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Understand How Seeds and Bulbs Grow

In this worksheet, students will observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.

'Understand How Seeds and Bulbs Grow' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 2 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Plants

Curriculum subtopic:   Seeds, Bulbs and Maturing Plants

Popular topics:   Biology worksheets, Biology old worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

All over the world farmers and gardeners grow a wide range of plants from seeds and bulbs. Some of these plants will provide food and wealth to families; other plants will look attractive in the garden and give pleasure to visitors.




Class 2 at Wood Street Primary are investigating how plants develop from seeds.


They sprinkle cress seeds into plastic cups filled with compost, then they water the seeds.

Bill and Martha are members of class 2.

They measure the length of their cress plants every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for four school weeks. They also write down any important observations.


Bill and Martha record their results in a table. They started their investigation on Monday of week 1.


Week Day Length of Shoot (cm) Observations
1 Wednesday 0 Seed starts to swell
1 Friday 0 Seeds crack
2 Monday 0.3 Shoots start to grow
2 Wednesday 0.9  
2 Friday 1.3 Leaf developing
3 Monday 2.5 Shoots much taller
3 Wednesday 3  
3 Friday 3.3  
4 Monday 3.8 Shoots lean towards the window
4 Wednesday 4.2  
4 Friday 4.6 Last day. Cress sandwiches for lunch!



Using the table, what day did the leaves start to develop?



We need to look in the table for where it says that the leaves are developing. Once we have found this, we need to use our fingers to follow along to find the day that is on the same line. As you follow along it says, Friday and week 2. This means that the answer will be:

The leaves started to develop on the Friday in week 2. 


girl measuring plant


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