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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Kiwifruit pollination problems

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/72-kiwifruit-pollination-problems
Next time you eat a kiwifruit, cut it in half and look at it before taking a bite. Look for the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Honey bee heroes

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/83-honey-bee-heroes
Honey bees (Apis mellifera) are the most important pollinators of many cultivated food crops ...

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 ...

Viruses

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/591-viruses
It doesn’t breathe, it doesn’t eat, it doesn’t excrete, and it doesn’t grow – so it can’t be ...

Insects and forest ecosystems

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1198-insects-and-forest-ecosystems
Our native forests – ngahere – have complex ecosystems. Within the wider ecosystems are smaller ...

Pollination pairs

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/90-pollination-pairs
In this activity, students match native flowers with their pollinators, basing predictions on ...

Fungi

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/590-fungi
Fungi are eukaryotic organisms and include yeasts, mould and mushrooms. Some fungi are ...

Microorganisms – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1550-microorganisms-introduction
Since their discovery by Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, microorganisms have been found in almost ...

How one primary teacher used our microorganisms ...

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2350-how-one-primary-teacher-used-our-microorganisms-resources
Find out how one teacher, Sue, used the Science Learning Hub resources on microorganisms as a ...

Amazing ryegrass

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1741-amazing-ryegrass
Ryegrass is an important food for cattle, but it is also a favourite food of competing insects ...

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 ...

Pass the pollen

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/91-pass-the-pollen
In this activity, students take on the role of flower parts and act out the process of insect ...

Let’s look at flowers

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/89-let-s-look-at-flowers
In this activity, students will look at flowers and identify the different reproductive parts ...

Pollination – question bank

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2523-pollination-question-bank
An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an ...

Investigating pollen processing using evidence

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/92-investigating-pollen-processing-using-evidence
In this activity, students use information to annotate a diagram of pollen processing and use ...

Dr Mark Goodwin

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/85-dr-mark-goodwin
Position: Head of research team Field: Honey bees and pollination Organisation: Plant & ...

Pollination – three-level reading guide

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/93-pollination-three-level-reading-guide
In this activity, students read about pollination using a three-level reading guide and use ...

Decline of birds and pollination

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/75-decline-of-birds-and-pollination
Birdlife has been declining in the New Zealand bush for many years, mainly due to introduced ...
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