University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham
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'Plants and Pressure: Sweetness and Light' Masterclass

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Event Summary:

Masterclasses are designed to allow learners to experience what learning is like at university. To find out more about our Masterclass Programme or to submit a booking request, please visit our website: www.birmingham.ac.uk/masterclasses

Full Event Details:

This presentation introduces plants as dynamic, hydraulic machines. The concepts of pressuredriven, long-distance transport of the products of photosynthesis- sugars - in the phloem is discussed. In interactive sessions, pressures in everyday life, plants and animals are compared. The ways in which the phloem can protect itself from herbivore damage in a similar way to the clotting of blood is presented. There will be hands-on practical demonstrations on measuring photosynthesis and stomatal regulation.

Date: Wednesday 9 December 2015
Time: 1.00–3.00pm
Subject area: Biosciences
Year group: Year 12/13

*Please note that all participants in the University of Birmingham Masterclass programme, must be attending a state funded school or college. For full terms and conditions please refer to the masterclass brochure, which can be found at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/masterclasses

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)

Duration:

Short Session

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Minimum number of students:

1



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