18 October 2013

Year 8 visited the Oxford Botanic gardens as part of their science studies on how plants survive extreme environments. The education officer, Sarah Lloyd showed the boys examples of plants from an arid environment where the plants have to survive lack of water, and although they have plenty of light this is combined with soaring day temperatures and cold nights. She compared this with plants from the rainforest where there is a plentiful supply of water, enabling some plants to grow at a phenomenal rate. Others have enormous leaves making the most of available light as it filters down from the canopy. Some climb through other plants to search for light.

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