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Plant Scientists - Stage 2

Come on a journey through the Botanic Gardens to discover the amazing world of plants. Get hands-on with different types of seeds to determine their dispersal mechanisms and plant seeds to take back to school to conduct a life cycle investigation. 

Learning Activities

  • Students will explore plant life cycles on a guided walk through the Botanic Gardens and discover how scientists classify plants
  • Investigate seed dispersal in a hands-on experiment comparing different types of seeds and how they disperse  
  • ​Students design and prepare a fair test on plant lifecycles, including planting seeds to take back to school to complete the investigation  

Stages

Stage 2 Science & Technology

Location

Visitor Centre

Duration

2 hours

Cost

Click here. Minimum charges apply. Discounts apply for full day programs!

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Key Content
  • Identifying patterns in plants and grouping them according to their external features.    
  • Comparing the similarities and differences between the life cycles of different plants.   
  • Exploring pollination and seed dispersal as examples of interdependence between living things.  
  • ​Planning and conducting a scientific investigation with guidance eg planting and measuring the life cycle of a marigold plant.  
Syllabus Outcomes

Focus Syllabus Outcomes

SCIENCE - Living World   
  • compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things ST2-4LW-S   
 

Supported Syllabus Outcomes

SCIENCE - Working Scientifically 
  • questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations ST2-1WS-S  
Contact Us
For more information on our programs please contact us on programs.info@bgcp.nsw.gov.au 

Sustainable Development Goals

Through our education programs we aim to 
•    ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning (SDG 4)
•    demonstrate actions that work towards making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11)
•    inform and empower students to preserve our forests and halt biodiversity loss (SDG 15)

Through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals we promote prosperity for the whole community, while protecting our planet for future generations.

               

We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.