Seed dispersal

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/103-seed-dispersal
Plants make seeds that can grow into new plants, but if the seeds just fall to the ground under ...

Plant reproduction without seeds

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/104-plant-reproduction-without-seeds
Not every plant grows from a seed. Some plants, like ferns and mosses, grow from spores. Other ...

Plant reproduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/100-plant-reproduction
Scientists divide plants into two main groups depending on whether they reproduce by seeds or ...

Methods of pollination

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/102-methods-of-pollination
Flowering plants need to get pollen from one flower to another, either within a plant for ...

Breeding a new apple cultivar

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/844-breeding-a-new-apple-cultivar
Breeding a new apple cultivar takes a long time and involves many steps. The aim is to produce ...

The seed-flower life cycle

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/101-the-seed-flower-life-cycle
Humans have many reasons to grow plants. We use them for food, for building materials, for ...

Breeding red-fleshed apples – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/839-breeding-red-fleshed-apples-introduction
Find out how and why a red-fleshed apple variety is being bred in New Zealand, and discover how ...

Genetic information and apple breeding

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/847-genetic-information-and-apple-breeding
Information about apple genetics is helping breeders at Plant & Food Research in New ...

Matching seeds and fruits

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/106-matching-seeds-and-fruits
In this activity, students use activity cards to match seeds with the fruits from which they ...

Pollination – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1156-pollination-introduction
Flowers are not on plants just to make them look pretty. They are there as a vital part of a ...

Taewa (Māori potatoes)

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/781-taewa-maori-potatoes
Taewa are traditional potato varieties grown by early Māori settlers in New Zealand. Find out ...

Woolly sock walk

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/109-woolly-sock-walk
In this activity, students learn about seed dispersal by walking through a paddock or area of ...

Why breed a red-fleshed apple?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/841-why-breed-a-red-fleshed-apple
A new apple cultivar with red skin and red flesh is being developed at Plant & Food ...

Discovering what controls apple flesh colour

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/849-discovering-what-controls-apple-flesh-colour
What determines whether an apple has red flesh? Find out how researchers at Plant & Food ...

Sequencing the apple genome

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/846-sequencing-the-apple-genome
The genome sequence of the Golden Delicious apple was published in 2010. It sheds light on the ...

Living World – Life cycles

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2253-living-world-life-cycles
Here are links to Science Learning Hub resources for primary teachers related to life cycles in ...

The cultural value of taewa (Māori potatoes)

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/783-the-cultural-value-of-taewa-maori-potatoes
Māori have grown taewa in New Zealand for over 200 years. Taewa are a taonga, or treasure, with ...

The germplasm collection: a library of apples

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/842-the-germplasm-collection-a-library-of-apples
A collection of apple genetic resources, known as a germplasm collection, is maintained by ...

Common foods and plant parts

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/105-common-foods-and-plant-parts
In this activity, students relate commonly eaten foods to different parts of the flowering ...

Seeds, stems and spores – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/113-seeds-stems-and-spores-introduction
A plant reproduction resource for NZ Curriculum levels 1 and 2. Explore some of the science ...

Growing new plants without seeds

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/110-growing-new-plants-without-seeds
In this activity, students learn how to grow plants from spores, bulbils, rhizomes, stolons ...

Seed dispersal puppet play

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/108-seed-dispersal-puppet-play
In this activity, students use stick puppets to explain the various methods plants use to ...

Pollination role-plays

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/107-pollination-role-plays
In this activity, students make small finger puppets and take on the roles of insects, birds ...

The benefits of taewa

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/788-the-benefits-of-taewa
Researchers at the Riddet Institute in Palmerston North have discovered that taewa have ...
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