Case Study: Horticulture

Produced for Future Morph, these resources include a video and a classroom activity. In the video, two First Diploma in Horticulture students show how they repot plants and describe the display they helped to produce for the Devon County show. A classroom activity encourages students to clone a plant by taking cuttings. A close look at the cuttings a few weeks later can be used to reveal which characteristics of each cutting depend on the genetic makeup of the plant and which are strongly affected by environmental conditions.

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Lesson plans: Nuffield Foundation Practical Physics activities, David Sang, courtesy of Institute of Physics Practical Biology activities, Carol Levick, courtesy of Society of Biology

Practical Chemistry activities, Emma Palmer, courtesy of Royal Society of Chemistry Supporting information: CoHesion Career Development Consultancy, Brian Cairns and Ruth Wright

Films: Anna Grayson, production and direction Phil Stopford and Twofour Digital Ltd, post production Bicton College.

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JSilvey (not verified)

Will not help with teaching plant reproduction