Plants are all around us (and we eat them every day) – but do you know how they grow?
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There are lots of different plants – you may have seen prickly cacti, tall trees, or brightly coloured flowers. Some plants even eat bugs! Have a go at growing a plant of your own.
You could grow anything, for example, a beautiful flower or something tasty to eat. It’s up to you whether you plant something that lives indoors or outdoors.
Plants change a lot as they grow. Look after your plant, give it water and sunlight, and watch what happens; it might grow taller, change colour or make flowers or fruit. Tell some other Squirrels what happened to your plant and how it changed.
You could think about the colours you can see, how different parts of it feel, or what it smells like.
Fruit and vegetables come in different shapes, sizes, and colours and grow in lots of different ways. Find out where some of the fruit and vegetables you eat come from and how they’re grown. Do the plants look different to the foods on your plate?
You could visit a local farm or allotment to see the plants or ask a visitor to come in and show some fruit or vegetables they’ve grown.
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