Tag: plants

What grows on ice fields?

Can you name the four that things plants need to grow? Now imagine these resources an environment like the Arctic, where temperatures can drop below −50 °C. Sir David Attenborough explains in this video how some plants manage to survive…

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The Vacuole Song

The Vacuole Song

Our new science music video is online! This video is a collaboration between plant cell biologists at Oxford Brookes University, the University of Warwick and the musician Cyrus Mower. We love plant organelles and we want to share our passion…

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Plants Fight Back

“Because a plant can’t move away from predators, they’ve evolved to become fortresses, with a whole line up of defences from the obvious, like spines, to the subtle, such as poisons that render insects infertile. This article looks at some…

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Parts of a Plant Cell

Parts of a Plant Cell

YouTube user mrspereiraclass uploaded this very nice animation which explains the parts of a plant cell and the functions of specialised cells in different parts of the whole plant.

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Edible plant cells

Edible plant cells

As a scientist who also loves baking, I admire the creativity of students in these two science projects. What an innovative use of cupcakes, icing, candy and other colourful yummy foods!

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