Pollination and fertilisation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/77-pollination-and-fertilisation
Sexual reproduction is a way of making a new individual by joining two special sex cells ...

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 ...

Flowering plant life cycles

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/82-flowering-plant-life-cycles
The flowers and fruit of flowering plants come and go as part of their life cycle. Some ...

Attracting pollinators

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/80-attracting-pollinators
Flowering plants need to get pollen from one flower to another, either within a plant for ...

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 ...

Classifying and identifying ferns

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1104-classifying-and-identifying-ferns
Scientists currently consider that New Zealand has approximately 230 species of fern in about ...

What is a fern?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1103-what-is-a-fern
There are ferns in most New Zealanders’ backyards and local environments. Ferns are green ...

What is a plant?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1102-what-is-a-plant
What do you think of when asked to visualise a plant? Is it the feed crop growing in the ...

Flowering plants

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/81-flowering-plants
Plants are living things: They grow and die. They produce young. They are made of cells. They ...

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 ...

Avocado pollination

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/73-avocado-pollination
Getting good crops of avocados in New Zealand is not always easy, and pollination is part of ...

Flower parts

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/78-flower-parts
Most flowers have the same basic parts, even though they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mistletoes and mutualism

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/74-mistletoes-and-mutualism
In some of the beech forests of New Zealand, bright red or yellow mistletoe flowers stand out ...

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 ...

Fern propagation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1408-fern-propagation
In this activity, students learn how to propagate ferns. All ferns reproduce by means of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Designer babies – fact or fiction?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1969-designer-babies-fact-or-fiction
In vitro fertilisation has helped many overcome difficulties with having children. However, it ...

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 ...

Pollination (lower primary) – unit plan

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/94-pollination-lower-primary-unit-plan
Flowering plants create seeds, which get spread away from the parents and grow into new plants ...
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