PUPIL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME

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					PUPIL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME                                                            SPRING TERM 2011

                    How To Be A Successful Seed
                            SPR11:14
                                                      KEY STAGE
                    1                  2                      3              4                16+


Course Organiser/tutor:               Helen Rainsford, Wakehurst Teacher, and other Teaching Staff based at
                                      Wakehurst Place

Places available:                     25


 Venue                                         Time               Date                              Year
                                                                                                    Group
                                                                            th
 Royal Botanic Gardens, Wakehurst              10.00 - 2.30       Saturday 12 March 2011            2
 Place, Ardingly


NB    As some of the day will be spend outdoors, please ensure the pupils have suitable outdoor
      clothing.



Guidance for Identification:

The Pupil:

    is working at a National Curriculum level significantly higher than their peers in science;
    shows a keen interest in science and enjoys practical work;
    is able to discuss ideas about cause and effect and is willing to test their theories;
    can think at higher levels, such as speculating;
    attempts to provide evaluative explanations of experimental results and propose solutions;
    is a creative and imaginative thinker;
    is able to interact with others, as well as work independently;
    uses high level speaking and listening skills.




Course Outcomes:

Pupils will:

    know more about the variety of seeds and germination processes;

    understand that plants have many different ways of surviving difficult growing conditions;

    be able to set up a simple germination experiment and use a simple binocular microscope;

    develop further their higher order thinking skills.
Course Details:

Seeds are tiny, robust survival kits. They are packages that contain everything a plant needs to overcome times of
disaster and then generate new perfectly formed individuals.

Pupils will examine seeds microscopically to see how they are formed. They will take a close look at the variety and
form of a wide range of strange and wonderful seeds.

Pupils will be presented with a variety of experiments testing the range of survival mechanisms that seeds show and
they will set up their own mini experiments - this will form part of their own "Seeds and Survival Take-Away".



Please bring:


 Packed lunch                        Pens, pencils etc

 Soft drink                          Stout Footwear

 Mid-session snack                   Waterproof Clothing

 Sketch pad                          Camera (optional)

 Writing pad/paper                   Other: suitable clothing for the time
                                     of year and weather on the day

PLEASE ENSURE ALL EQUIPMENT BROUGHT TO THE COURSE IS CLEARLY NAMED.

Follow-up to course:

Pupils are encouraged to discuss their experiences with teachers and peers and to take the film pots containing their
germination experiment into school. This will provide the basis for a report back to the rest of the class.

Teachers invited to accompany pupils as part of their own Professional Development?

Yes. (Please notify Shaaron Ovenstone at the Business Administration Unit, on 01243 777482 one week prior to
course date if you wish to observe the course).




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