Developing STEM Careers

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), these activities look at career opportunities in plant biology, as well as useful classroom activities and practical investigations. The range of careers and activities covered include:

Inside STEM careers: research into plant pollinators​
Investigating how flowers attract insect pollinators.

Inside STEM careers: investigating antioxidants​
Rainforest plants, anticancer drugs and testing plants for vitamin C content.

Inside STEM careers: investigating habitats​
Surveying habitats and seeing how they are linked.

Inside STEM Careers: cloning endangered plants​
The Millenium Seed Bank and the conservation of endangered plant species.

Inside STEM careers: investigating antimicrobial properties​
Obtaining medicines from natural and genetically modified plants.

Inside STEM careers: investigating organic foods​
Organic farming and do organic crops taste better than non-organic crops?

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Inside STEM careers: research into plant pollinators

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), these materials look at the work of plant research scientist, Beverley Glover. Through activities based around plant adaptations, students gain a greater understanding of the career opportunities available in plant biology.Beverley Glover is a lecturer and research...
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Inside STEM careers: investigating antioxidants

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), these materials look at the work of plant research scientist, Jess Chu. Through investigating vitamin C in plants, students gain a greater understanding of the career opportunities available in plant biology.Jess is looking into the anticancer properties of the...
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Inside STEM careers: investigating habitats

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), these materials look at the work of landscape ecologist, Amy Eycott. Through investigating habitats and biodiversity, students gain a greater understanding of the career opportunities available in ecology and biology.Amy works for the Forestry Commission. Her work...
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Inside STEM Careers: cloning endangered plants

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), these materials look at the work of conservation biotechnologist, Jonathan Kendon. Through investigating the effects of human activity on the environment, students gain a greater understanding of the career opportunities available in ecology and plant biology....
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