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Photosynthesis

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.

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.

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.

How do I construct a terrarium?

How do I construct a terrarium?

You can make your own terrarium for growing plants!

Why do leaves change colour in the fall?

Why do leaves change colour in the fall?

How do the green leaves of summer change to vibrant colours in fall? Explore plant pigments in this chromatography activity.