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Plants We Eat 1

In this worksheet, students will be looking at the different parts of plants we use for food.

'Plants We Eat 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:   Nutrition

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Food from plants is one of the most important parts of our diet - bet you knew that!

 

We need the energy, vitamins and minerals we get from plants to stay alive and healthy. There are many different kinds of plants that we can eat, and different parts of plants that we can eat too. 

 

Vegetables

 

You can use this worksheet to test your knowledge of the plants we eat.

Which part of a carrot plant do we eat?

 

Carrot

the stem

the fruit

the leaf

the root

Which part of the celery plant do we eat?

 

Celery

the stem

the flowers

the roots

the fruit

What type of plant is a peanut?

 

Monkey nuts containg peanuts

a nut

a bean

a grass

a vegetable

Do we ever eat parts of trees?

yes

no

A lot of the foods we eat are grains like wheat or oats.

 

Which part of the plant are grains?

 

Heads of wheat

seeds

flowers

thorns

leaves

What is a cauliflower?

 

Cauliflower

a root

a fruit

a shoot

a flower

  • Question 1

Which part of a carrot plant do we eat?

 

Carrot

CORRECT ANSWER
the root
EDDIE SAYS
The part of the carrot plant we eat is a root and grows beneath the ground.
  • Question 2

Which part of the celery plant do we eat?

 

Celery

CORRECT ANSWER
the stem
EDDIE SAYS
The part of the celery we eat is the stem.
  • Question 3

What type of plant is a peanut?

 

Monkey nuts containg peanuts

CORRECT ANSWER
a bean
EDDIE SAYS
In spite of the name peanuts aren't nuts at all - they are a type of bean!
  • Question 4

Do we ever eat parts of trees?

CORRECT ANSWER
yes
EDDIE SAYS
If you answered no then you forgot about all the different fruits we eat that come from trees, such as apples, pears, plums and cherries! You might not chew bark or twigs very often but there are masses of fruits we eat. Then there's weird stuff like liquorice - that comes from a root!
  • Question 5

A lot of the foods we eat are grains like wheat or oats.

 

Which part of the plant are grains?

 

Heads of wheat

CORRECT ANSWER
seeds
EDDIE SAYS
Plants such as wheat and oats are types of grass and the grains are the seeds of the plant. They contain the food for the baby plant to start growing - but we've nicked it to make bread! Lucky there's loads to go round.
  • Question 6

What is a cauliflower?

 

Cauliflower

CORRECT ANSWER
a flower
EDDIE SAYS
A cauliflower actually is a flower - even though it looks like nothing you'd put in a vase!
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