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Plant Processes

Vegetables and fruits on display

Plant Pigments

Why are there so many colours of plants? Learn about plant pigments and their role in plants.

Pepper plants on the ISS

Tropisms in Plants

Learn about the different ways that plants move in response to their environments.

Seedling with sunlight

Light & Plants

Learn about the process of photosynthesis and how it is affected by light levels.

Plant Cells with Visible Chloroplasts

Specialized Cells of the Leaf System

Learn about the structure and function of the cells in leaves.

Leaf and the Sun

Plant Functions

Learn about the important plant functions of photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration.

Water droplets on succulent leaves

How Do Plants Survive in the Desert?

Plants need to exchange gases and water with their environment as part of photosynthesis. Some plant cells have evolved specifically for this purpose.

Green walls in Harvard University

Green Walls

Green walls use plant processes to improve air quality in buildings.

Lawn mower mowing grass

How Do Plants Use Chemical Signalling?

How do plants use scents? Learn how some plants use chemical signals to send messages to animals or other plants.

Massive algal bloom

Eutrophication: Why you should care about pond scum?

When fertilizers from agriculture get into lakes and rivers, big problems can result for aquatic ecosystems, food chains & webs!