Congratulations to our spelling bee ???? competitors, they all did fantastically well!
In Y3 we have been learning about the life cycle of a flowering plant. We dissected a lily to see what was inside. We found out that it consists of a male part (the stamen) and a female part (the carpel). Insects and the wind carry pollen from the male part of one plant to the female part of another, this is called pollination.
In Y3 we have been exploring how water moves through a plant. Lots of us thought that the roots sucked in the water but now we know that the water moves up the plant using a process called capillary action. The children particularly enjoyed using the pipettes to put the drops of food dye into the water. Well done Year 3, by the end of the lesson the only person who accidentally dripped dye onto the carpet was me!
Our broad beans are growing well and we have discovered that the seed swelled and cracked because it had absorbed water. Then a small root appeared which grew longer with mini roots growing off it. After that, the stem started to grow. We have repotted the seed into compost and will continue to watch it grow.
Y3 are conducting an experiment to find out how seeds grow. They decided they would need clear pots so that they could watch them in action. They also thought they would need water and sunlight so we watered them and put them on the window ledge. Now we will keep a seed diary to record what happens to them.