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  • In this activity, students learn how to grow plants from spores, bulbils, rhizomes, stolons, tubers or cuttings.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • discuss one way of growing a new plant without using seeds
    • experience one of the following: how to locate spores on a fern frond; how to locate and plant a plantlet growing as a bulbil, from a rhizome or from a stolon; how to divide a tuber or how to make a cutting.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what to do
    • discussion questions.

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    Learn more about some of the the big science ideas behind this activity in the articles Plant reproduction and Plant reproduction without seeds.

      Published 2 February 2014 Referencing Hub articles
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