What happens if we cut the grass?


This activity enables pupils to lead a small-scale investigation and see the effects of an every day, familiar job of cutting the grass. The activity provides practical and real life learning using observation as a focus enquiry skill.

Pupils will learn how to observe in detail and compare two discs of turf. They will create data which will compare the effects of regular grass cutting with an area which has not been touched. The children will then be able to consider the real life impact of these situations and how it could affect other plants.

The activity is practical and lends itself to observing over time. The children will be able to ensure there is a fair test. It is suited to learning about conditions for plants to grow and if these conditions change, will the plants be affected.

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