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Plant Reproduction

Tomatosphere

Tomatosphere™

Through Tomatosphere™, your students will investigate the effects of outer space on the germination of tomato seeds. This is a hands-on program that builds scientific inquiry and experimentation skills.

Package of seeds

Seeds and Germination

Learn what’s inside a tomato seed, how it travels, and all the things it needs to germinate and grow.

Maturation of tomato fruit

The Life Cycle of a Tomato Plant

Learn about the pollination, fertilization, germination and growth of tomato plants.

Bee on flower covered in pollen

Pollinators are Important!

Insects and other animals that are pollinators of plants play an important role in ecosystems.

Seeds of a pomegranate fruit

Plant Reproduction

Learn about pollination and other forms of sexual reproduction in plants. And did you know that plants can also reproduce asexually?

Fennel Seeds

Plants: Seeds

6 images of some seeds which are the fertilized part of a plant used for germinating new plants such as fennel, kiwis and pumpkins

Seed Germinating

Plants: Germination

6 images of some seedlings sprouting as one of the stages towards full plant growth

bees on frame held by beekeeper

How are the World's Bee Populations Doing?

Bees are important for agriculture. But bee populations face threats. This resource looks at Colony Collapse Disorder, herbicides & pesticides, and more.

Petunias

Flowers: Trumpet Shape

5 images of some flowerheads such as petunias and lilies that start as a narrow base and widen to an open shape

Sunflower

Flowers: Radial Shape

7 images of some symmetrical flowerheads such as asters and sunflowers whose petals radiate from the centre of the flower

Iris

Flowers: Irregular Shape

3 images of some asymmetrical flowerheads such as an iris and an Orchis Sima or Monkey Orchid

Water Lily

Flowers: Cup Shape

8 images of some flowerheads such as roses and water lilies whose outer petals are longer than the petals in the centre of the flower