Challenging Plants: Phytomanagement - Practicals


As well as improving the appearance of our environment, plants have much to offer in terms of phytoremediation (in its many forms), phytoextraction and the potential of using plants to mine metals.  This resource is designed to help students realise this potential knowledge and understand the key underpinning scientific principles, together with developing the skills to apply them to questions raised by the challenges.


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

Practical activity that uses Zinc by zincon assay to determine the quantity of zinc ions taken up by tomato or Indian mustard seedlings. This may be compared with the uptake by zinc hyperaccuulator plants. Teacher version.