Ivy's Plant Shop

A fun series of videos exploring the incredible science behind plants. A BBC production.

Episodes

Ivy's Plant Shop The impact deforestation has on plants and nature New

An overview of the dangers deforestation poses to both plants and animals. This video highlights the impact habitat loss has on animals, how it causes their numbers to decrease, even to the point of extinction. The impact it has on humans is also discussed; in particular, how the lack of trees to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen leads to increased ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/04/2019

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Ivy's Plant Shop Classifying and grouping plants New

An entertaining overview of how plants can easily be arranged according to their common features and characteristics. For example: plants with seeds (e.g. flowering plants and conifers) or without seeds (e.g. ferns and mosses). Teacher notes: You could bring in different variations of plants and get students to catogorize them using the information highlighted in the video. They could then ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:04
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/04/2019

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Ivy's Plant Shop How does water get from the roots to the leaves of a plant? New

This video explores how water is transported from the roots, through the tubes in the stem, to the tip of the plant. The process is demonstrated with an experiment. White carnations are placed in water with different colour dyes in them. Eventually the petals adopt the colour of the dyes, thus highlighting the process.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:42
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/04/2019

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Ivy's Plant Shop What is pollination and how does it work? New

This video explores the process of pollination and the roles different parts of a plant play. The process is summarized at the end though a song. Teacher notes: This video could be used as an introduction to plants and reproduction. Students could write a non-fiction report on plant reproduction or the process of pollination. Working in pairs, they could create ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:42
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/04/2019

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Ivy's Plant Shop Are plants the same all year round? New

An entertaining overview outlining the differences between deciduous trees and evergreens, and their seasonal cycles, including budding and the loss of leaves. Teacher notes: You could get students to research how different plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways. They could pick a plant in the school playground or at home and keep a journal, noting the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:13
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Ivy's Plant Shop What do plants need to survive? New

In this video we discover what causes various ailments in plants, and under what conditions they can thrive. Through systematic and funny observations of plants being kept under poor conditions by plant shop owner Ivy, the fundamental needs of plants are introduced, such as light, air, water, nutrients and space. Teacher notes: After viewing, students could plant seeds in pots. ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Ivy's Plant Shop How can we protect plants and nature? New

An entertaining overview of some of the ways we can help to protect plants and nature. This video looks at ecology, nature reserves and conservation, while also refreshing some of the topics covered in the rest of the series. Teacher notes: You could ask your students to come up with a list of things that humans do that have both ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:59
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Ivy's Plant Shop Grouping living things New

In this video students will learn about classification of all living organisms, including animals, bacteria and plants. It highlights how to identify different classes of animal according to their attributes, using examples of vertebrates and invertebrates, mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and fish. Teacher notes: You could get students to complete an activity on grouping other objects based on shared characteristics.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:41
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Ivy's Plant Shop The anatomy of the flower New

This video introduces the anatomy of the flower, including the receptacle, sepals, nectaries, carpel, stigma, style, ovary, stamen and petals. By describing the functions of each organ in a simple, scientific and entertaining manner, it allows the students to get a full overview of the flower. Teacher notes: You could get students to draw diagrams of a flower and label ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:25
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Ivy's Plant Shop Parts of a plant New

This video explores the different parts of the plant, including the stem, trunk, leaves, flowers and root. The function of each is explained through scientific inquiry and comedy, to give pupils a full overview of plants. Teacher notes: You could get pupils to draw a diagram of a plant and label the different parts. Alternatively, you could print off pictures ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:48
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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