Survive and Thrive - Stage 3

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Your students will investigate a range of native plants and the features they have that allow them to survive in the Australian environment. Students will examine plants that grow in the mountain environment of Mt Tomah in contrasting environments. These are the cool temperate rainforest plants, the alpine plants of the exposed mountainside and carnivorous plants of the bog garden. Students make connections between the physical conditions and the growth and survival of plants.

Stage 3 Science and Technology
2 hours
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
$13 per student. Minimum charges apply.

What happens?

  • Explore The Jungle rainforest walk to observe a variety of native rainforest plants.
  • Wander the paths of the mountainside with alpine plants hugging the ground.
  • Discover insect eating plants growing in the bog garden.
  • Examine the structural features and learn about how these allow them to survive
  • Conduct fieldwork to measure abiotic and biotic conditions


Students will... 

  • Observe a variety of plants in different locations and compare and contrast the different adaptations and characteristics
  • Discuss the requirements of plants as living things and the ways they meet their needs.

A glorious location and worthwhile experience for teachers and students.

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