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Kingdom of Plants - Stages 3 & 4

No plants, no future...

In this virtual excursion students will explore why this statement is true, how scientists classify and name plants and how Botanic Garden’s Scientists are contributing to an understanding of the botanical world. Students will examine the majestic Wollemi Pine and the floral shape of the Proteaceae family as case studies and create their own herbarium specimen just like that of botanical scientists. 

Learning Activities

  • Students will identify reasons for classifying living things 
  • Classify some plants based on similarities and differences in structural features and use simple keys to assist 
  • Explain how the features of some Australian plants are adaptations for survival and reproduction in their environment    

Stages

Stage 3 & 4 Science

Duration

1 hour

Cost

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Key Content
  • Identify reasons for classifying living things 
  • Classify some plants based on similarities and differences in structural features and use simple keys to assist 
  • Explain how the features of some Australian plants are adaptations for survival and reproduction in their environment    
  • Describe how people in occupations that involve the biological sciences use understanding and skills from across the disciplines of Science  
  • Identify, using an example of an organism or group of organisms, where the classification has changed as a result of new evidence from technological developments, scientific discoveries and/or advances in scientific understanding 
Syllabus Outcomes
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things ST3-4LW-S 
SCIENCE
  • Relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction SC4-14LW 
  • Explains how new biological evidence changes people's understanding of the world SC4-15LW 
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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.