Resources for schools
The NCBE supplies several resouces for plant science education, most of which have been developed with our friends at Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS).
CLONING CAULIFLOWER (plant tissue culture)
You may have tried plant tissue culture before, and found it time-consuming and unreliable. This innovative kit provides a simple and effective method for plant tissue culture in schools. Read more...
THE PCR AND PLANT EVOLUTION
This gel electrophoresis module allows students to amplify chloroplast DNA using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The length of the fragments produced can be used to infer evolutionary relationships. Read more...
THIN LAYER CHROMATOGRAPHY OF PHOTOSYNTHETIC PIGMENTS FROM KIWI FRUIT
This activity was formerly used as an assessed practical task at A Level. Carried out on a small scale, it requires only small volumes of solvents. Read more...