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Biology Basics and Beyond - Book 2

Exploring the evolution, structure, function and role of plants in science and society

Book 2 explores the many fascinating features of plant, introducing broad biological concepts such as evolution, classification and adaptation along with key biological processes such as pollination, fertilisation, photosynthesis, transpiration, diffusion and osmosis. It also reinforces the strong links between science and society through short plays with real-life examples that show why learning the biology basics is useful and how it can lead to a fulfilling career. Along the way, students collect and analyse data, produce scientific drawings and interpret tables and graphs.

Ages: 12-14 | Pages: 76 | Code: 51096 | ISBN: 9781776555895

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Brenda Greene

Brenda Greene gained an MSc from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand and worked as a scientist, publishing papers on the genetics and conservation of New Zealand birds. She gained a Diploma in Teaching and Learning from Canterbury University, and taught science at the Orana Wildlife Park and in Christchurch secondary schools. She enjoys hands-on science, and is always inventing new experiments for her students to do.


Plant classes5
Vascular vs non-vascular12
Plant veins13
Water cohesion and adhesion16
Don't sweat it!19
Who wants to be a millionaire?23
Leaf cross-section27
Plant adaptations30
Flower model32
Flower dissection36
Fertilisation storyboard39
Seed dissection42
Seed dispersal44
Fruit and vegetable web quest51
Dissolving solids in water53
Plant quiz64
Scientific terms68
Selected answers70