Reproduction in plants

Plant reproduction is new to the curriculum from 2014, though old hands will have taught it in previous versions of the curriculum.  Students should learn about:

• reproduction in plants, including flower structure, wind and insect pollination, fertilisation, seed and fruit formation and dispersal, including quantitative investigation of some dispersal mechanisms
• the importance of plant reproduction through insect pollination in human food security

The resources in the list are intended to supplement lessons on the structure of flowers, pollination and seed dispersal, extending the learning to provide context and intersting project ideas.

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