In this activity children explore the conditions for plant growth, germination and pollination by designing investigations and exploring life cycles.
French chefs have come up with 11 tasty dishes that could be grown, cooked and served on a Martian base. These dishes are important because astronauts who arrive on Mars have now got to be self-sufficient. Oxygen, food and water will need to be produced on Mars, because if reserves from Earth were taken with them, the rocket would never get off the launch pad. Children are challenged to explore the conditions for plant growth, germination and pollination by designing investigations and exploring life cycles.
A Primary upd8 activity designed for CCEA (Northern Ireland) in line with the Revised Curriculum requirements for the World Around Us and Thinking Skills & Personal Capabilities.
- To plan the various stages of a whole investigation
Children will learn:
- To apply knowledge of plant growth and life cycles
These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.