Science KS1 / KS2: The life cycle of a frog and a sunflower
Science monkey superhero Dr Brain and a team of young scientists discuss all the things we associate with spring and summer.
They start by looking at the life cycle of frogs in spring-time, that begin life as thousands of tiny frog eggs known as frogspawn.
The team look closely at how each egg can turn into a tadpole, before growing little legs and arms and finally becoming a fully grown frog.
Dr Brain then moves on to the summer, and looks at how a sunflower develops from a tiny seed to a tall, beautiful flower, thanks to the process of photosynthesis, which turns sunlight, heat and water into food.
This clip is from the series Ultimate Brain: Mad Lab.
Pupils could use the clip to draw a diagram of the different stages of the life cycle of a frog.
They could then look closer at the animal at each stage and describe how it looks and changes over time.
These films are suitable for teaching Science at Key Stage 1 and 2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and 1st and 2nd Level in Scotland.