Suitable for KS5 Biology/Science
Enter the hidden world of plants and view some of the amazing structures visible with a scanning electron microscope. Link these microscopic structures on the leaf surface to plant adaptations and find out how some of these discoveries are informing research and technology.
Can be used as a stand-alone resource or to support a visit to the Garden.
Plants have superpowers!
Some plants have the ability to repel water or pests off their leaf surfaces, while others attract pollinating insects to their flowers using colours invisible to us. Its all about the microscopic surface patterns on plant leaves and flowers.
Watch the video below to find out more: