An explanation of how an apple tree survives during the different seasons. In the spring, the presenter, Tony Hirst hears the sound of bees, he explains how bees drink nectar from the apple trees and by doing so spread pollen from the tree. He then moves on to summer, showing how apples grow until they fall from the tree. In the autumn, the leaves change colour and the presenter describes the difference between evergreen and deciduous trees.

First broadcast:
25 September 2007

This clip could be used as a stimulus to pupils investigating changes in their own environment. Pupils could make observations and drawings throughout the year and compare with the clip as the seasons change, identifying similarities with the clip and differences. Pupils could record their findings in a seasonal journal.