Smiley grass

A short discussion topic suitable for year 3 and all of KS2 linking with the topic plants. This close-up photograph shows a cross-section of a blade of marram grass (the tough grass that you can see holding sand dunes together). This cross-section has been stained with fluorescent dyes to show the different cell types within the leaf.

This ten-minute activity, linking to speaking and listening, is ideal for use at the beginning of the day or during transition times, such as after lunch. Pupils will be challenged to guess what the image is by answering the questions shown on the first slide of the PowerPoint. This could be done on the whiteboard or through discussion with a partner. Once pupils have finished, click through to the next slide to reveal the answers. This discussion topic is also suitable for year 3, year 4, year 5, P3, P4, P5, P6 and P7.

Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
Smiley grass

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