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New free resource for teaching plant biology at GCSE and post-16

Discussion in 'Science' started by ScienceAndPlants, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. ScienceAndPlants

    ScienceAndPlants New commenter

    Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) has just launched a new resource to help biology teachers at GCSE and post-16 with the plant biology in their specifications: www.saps.org.uk/growplants
    We've put together a list of all the plants mentioned in the different specs, together with information about how to source them and care for them, and a whole range of ideas for what other topics they can be used to teach.
    If you've got a spider plant at the back of your classroom, for example, have you used it for stomatal peels? Is your pelargonium just used for starch tests, or have you tried growing pollen tubes?
    And if you're green fingered, why not try one of our 5 star plants for the lab - including the sensitive plant, venus' fly traps, horsetail, and more.
    If you have any more ideas for topics to teach with any of our 25 recommended plants that our missing from the list, let us know!

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