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Plants - Growing and Caring for Plants
The best place for cut flowers is a vase of water.

Plants - Growing and Caring for Plants

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Science for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with caring for and growing plants.

Do you have a pet - a dog or a cat, a rabbit, a hamster or a gerbil? Do you look after your pet? How do you care for your pet? Plants need looking after, too. Gardeners spend all their time caring for and growing plants. The plants in your house or your school need looking after. Do you have a garden? Do you help grow plants in the garden? How do we care for plants?

1.
What are the children and their mother doing?
Weeding
Sowing
Planting
Picking
Have you helped planting flowers in a garden?
2.
What do plants need to grow well?
Water, light and warmth
Water, light and cold
Dry, light and warm
Water, dark and warmth
All plants need some water
3.
What is the man doing?
Cutting the hedge
Mowing the lawn
Raking up leaves
Weeding
If the hedge is not cut, it will just grow bigger and bigger
4.
Sometimes plants grow too big for their pots. What do we need to do?
Put the plant in a smaller pot
Put the plant in the same size of pot
Put the plant in a bigger pot
Put the plant in the bin
Plants need lots of room for their roots to grow
5.
What is the woman using to water the plant?
Hose
Jug
Bucket
Watering Can
Do you water plants? What do you use?
6.
What is the woman doing?
Planting
Sowing
Mowing
Weeding
Weeds are plants. But they stop flowers and vegetables growing. Have you helped pull up weeds?
7.
What is the man doing?
Weeding
Sowing
Planting
Mowing
Do you have a lawn? Who mows the lawn?
8.
This plant is being eaten. What is eating the plant?
Moth
Butterfly
Caterpillar
Worm
Caterpillars can quickly eat your favourite plant. Gardeners think caterpillars are a pest
9.
Jack and Ella have bought their grandma some flowers. Where will their grandma put the flowers?
In the oven
In the fridge
In a vase with no water
In a vase with water
Flowers need water
10.
We can grow some plants by taking cuttings. Cuttings are short stems with leaves on them. We want the cuttings to grow roots. Where do we put the cuttings?
Into soil in a pot
Into water in a vase
Leave them on the table
Leave them in a dark cupboard
We can grow geraniums from cuttings. Have you grown geraniums?
Author:  David Bland

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