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 ...

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 ...

Vegetative plant propagation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1662-vegetative-plant-propagation
Plant propagation is the process of increasing the number of plants of a particular species or ...

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 ...

Macronutrients

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/534-macronutrients
Nutrients are substances needed for growth, energy provision and other body functions ...

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 ...

Bioindicators

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1538-bioindicators
A bioindicator is a living organism that gives us an idea of the health of an ecosystem. Some ...

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 ...

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 science of tea

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1661-the-science-of-tea
All tea is made from the leaves of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis. Six main types of tea are ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Phytochemicals

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/538-phytochemicals
Phytochemicals are naturally occurring, biologically active chemical compounds in plants. The ...

Fertiliser

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/964-fertiliser
Just as we have essential needs for our growth, plants also have essential needs for their ...

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 ...

Farming development and changing landscapes

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/963-farming-development-and-changing-landscapes
Farming is a way of life in New Zealand. Farms cover about half of the country’s land and are ...

Pollinating kiwifruit

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/99-pollinating-kiwifruit
What usually happens when you cut up a piece of fruit to eat or to put in a salad? If it is an ...

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 ...

Vitamin C history - timeline

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1690-vitamin-c-history-timeline
A diet lacking in vitamin C leads to the development of a disease known as scurvy. This ...

Farm management practices

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/969-farm-management-practices
Farming is an economic venture – farmers work the land to gain an income. Many New Zealand ...
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