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Phosphorus and Sulfur Cycles

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) ‘Challenging Plants’ resource pack, provides background information on the phosphorous and sulfur cycles. All the key processes are included.

Activities are suggested for students to carry out as part of their own research.

Photosynthesis: an Introduction

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) ‘Challenging Plants’ resource pack, provides background information on the process of photosynthesis, including detail on leaf structure. The factors limiting the rate of photosynthesis, such as light intensity, carbon dioxide concentration and temperature,...

Plant Structure and Function

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) ‘Challenging Plants’ resource pack, provides detail on leaf structure and the functions of the various parts of the plant. The importance of osmosis is explained.

Activities are suggested for students to carry out as part of their own research.

Rate of Passive Diffusion

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) ‘Challenging Plants’ resource pack, explains the process of diffusion. It includes information on factors that affect the rate of diffusion and details on how to calculate the rate of diffusion and rate constant.

Activities are suggested for students...

Rate of Photosynthesis: Environmental Factors

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) ‘Challenging Plants’ resource pack, explores the environmental factors which affect the rate of photosynthesis, such as light intensity, humidity and temperature. It also considers other factors such as pollutants which affect photosynthesis.

Rate of Photosynthesis: Limiting Factors

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) ‘Challenging Plants’ resource pack, explores the factors limiting the rate of photosynthesis, such as light intensity, temperature and concentrations of carbon dioxide.

Activities are suggested for students to carry out as part of their own research...

Signs of Nutrient Deficiency

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) ‘Challenging Plants’ resource pack, provides information on the signs of deficiency from lack of primary, secondary and micronutrients.

Primary nutrients include: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Secondary nutrients include: calcium, magnesium and...

Why Plants Need Nutrients

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry ‘Challenging Plants’ resource pack, provides background information on the functions of primary, secondary and micronutrients. It includes details of each nutrient and why it is important for plant growth.

Primary nutrients include: nitrogen, phosphorus and...

Phytoremediation of Contaminated Land

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry ‘Challenging Plants’ resource pack, provides background information on the different uses of plants in cleaning up contaminated land, a process known as phytomediation.

Details are provided on phytoextraction, rhizofiltration and phytostabilisation, for...

Contaminated Land

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry ‘Challenging Plants’, provides background information on the different ways in which land can be contaminated. It includes details of how metal contamination occurs and lists the most toxic metals. Contamination by organic compound from petroleum products, solvents...

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