Thanks to all the students, scientists and teachers that have taken part in the Plant Zone!
It has been a fab 4 weeks. We hope you’ve enjoyed it – and we hope you’ve learnt something about what it’s like being a scientist.
There have been some excellent questions asked by students.
Here are some of my favourites – click to read the answers!
- How can understanding plants help us make medicine?
- what is the biggest tree ever recorded
- What is the most interesting thing about plants ,you have discovered?
Throughout the Zone students have been voting for their favourite scientist.
That scientist will win £500 to spend on more STEM engagement.
We are pleased to announce that the winner is…
Ilma is researching new, natural ways to protect wheat crops from aphids, as global warming has impacted the the effectiveness of insecticides in recent years…
🎉 Congratulations! 🥳
Ilma received the most votes from the students!
Though the Zone has come to an end, you can view it at any time, to look back at the scientists’ profiles, and see the answers they gave.
We hope you’ll carry on being curious – and keep asking questions!
Thanks so much for taking part.
modmax and the Plant Zone team