KS4 Plant diseases watch and learn
Topics coveredplant health and diseases, conservation and sustainability
How to use this resource
1. Play the ‘Watch and learn’ video with your class
2. Pause at questions for pupils to discuss and feedback
Two in five plants are now estimated to be threatened with extinction. Plant diseases are spreading fast and they are contributing to a decline in many plant species. One of these diseases is ash dieback, caused by the fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus.
Find out about the devastating effect this pathogen is having on our ash trees and discover how Kew is helping to identify trees that display tolerance to ash dieback and ensure this genetic diversity is preserved to help fight against this deadly disease.
Find out more about ash dieback with this short video.
Invite your pupils to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy plants in this card
Test your pupils' knowledge of plant health with this quiz.