Challenging plants: Plant science


An understanding of the structure and function of plants, the movement of materials through them and the chemical reactions that happen within them helps scientists to exploit the potential of plants.


This resource has been provided by, or developed in partnership with, Reckitt Benckiser

A summary of how plants make food for themselves and, through food chains, for animals. The structure of leaves is described, as are the factors that affect the rate of photosynthesis. It may also be linked to a number of practical activities.