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Needs of Plants



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.

Cornfield in Ontario

Let's Talk Food Resources

Discover a set of resources curated to get you ready to discuss sustainable agriculture and food security.

Water droplets on a leaf

Needs of Plants

Plants have specific needs - light, air, water, nutrients, and space - to survive and reproduce.

Seed-producing plants

Seed Dispersal

Students develop and apply the skills of observing, comparing, contrasting, sorting and classifying, to investigate how seeds move from place to place.

Water falling on plants

Design & Build an Irrigation System

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a simple irrigation system that transports water to at least two plants from one source without leaking.

Dandelion seeds floating in the wind

Design & Build a Travelling Seed

Students will work collaboratively to design and build models of seeds that can travel as far as possible.

Hand holding oak tree seeds

Design & Build a Seed Saver

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a structure that will protect a seed from the elements.

Jenny Fortier | Gestionnaire de serre

Jenny Fortier

Initiatives Officer and Greenhouse Operator

Jenny Fortier is the initiatives officer for FedNor (Federal Economic Development Initiative in Northern Ontario).