Learning By Topic KS2: Gardening and Science

You are going to plant some seeds of your own and conduct two different experiments.

Experiment 1: Plant seeds in two pots. Then put one out in the garden where it will receive plenty of light and one in a dark cupboard – still water them every day and then observe what happens. Remember to make a prediction (called a hypothesis in science) and when you are writing this think about what you already know about plants and light.

Experiment 2: Did you know that some studies have shown that playing music to plants promotes faster and healthier growth?! Do some research to see why this may be. Then carry out your own experiment where you plants seeds in two pots, labelling them pot 1 and pot 2. Place them in the same spot in your garden and ensure they have an equal amount of sunlight and water, every day take pot 1 and put it in front of a speaker and play some music. Observe what happens! Write up both experiments. Top Tip: you can find some free KS2 experiment writing templates online.