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Plants for life


Investigate the structure, function & adaptations of plants
 
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Botany workshop for the classroom!


A hands-on school workshop where students investigate structure & function of plants, how changes in certain species can indicate garden health as well as the growth of plants from germination through to pollination.

During this science visit your students will look at the garden biome, including the roles different insects play in the process of plant pollination, the break-down of dead plant material and a look into some common pest species in Australia. Time is spent on adaptations to a variety of climates as well as the stranger side of plants and the cellular differences between plants and animals.

Available as a primary school science incursion within Australia or as a video conference to any school around the globe!

SCHOOL COMMENTS
What schools are saying about our science shows & workshops
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Students were very excited. Loved too many aspects - couldn't decide which was the best part. Very hands-on - all children engaged all the time. Excellent.
St Andrews Primary Maryong; Little Life visit

 
 

Australian Curriculum and NSW K to 10 Syllabus Links

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

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  • Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072).
     
  • Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073).
     
  • Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043).
     
  • The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094).
 
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NSW Science & Technology Syllabus Content

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  • describes ways that science knowledge helps people understand the effect of their actions on the environment and the survival of living things (ST2-11W).
     
  • describes how structural features and other adaptations of living things help them survive in the environment (ST3-10LW).
     
  • describes some physical conditions of the environment and how these affect the growth and survival of living things (ST3-11LW).

    NSW K - 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Science Workshop Experiments

Flower power  Dissect the flowers; match the flower parts to the flower model
Life cycles Explore the life cycles of plants... how do they germinate?
Microscopes Check out flowers, bark or your own hand with this digital microscope
UV flowers How do insects see flowers?
Photosynthesis A great demonstration on how this process works
Seeing cells A look at the structure & function of plant cells
Moving fluids Discover what drives water, energy & nutrient transport around plants. 
Plant predators Have a look at these carnivorous plants!
Cabbage chemistry Plant colour can tell you about pH of soils. How?
How old is my tree? Determine the age of the wood by it's rings.
Dichotomous key Can you identify the plant samples?
Petrified plants Fossil samples of ancient vegetation. How does this link to plate tectonics?
Insect adatations How have plants & insects co-adapted in response to each other?
Bean house Create a fair test experiment to run in your classroom after the incursion.

Requirements

  • Appropriate for Years 3 to 6 with a maximum of 30 students per class
  • 12 Tables arranged around a room
  • Chairs are not require.
  • Access to 2 electrical power sockets
  • Duration 60 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes
For us to provide the best possible learning experience, the materials used during the presentation may be varied to suit the conditions and the audience. Please chat with our presenter if there is a particular focus that you'd like us to cover.

Cost

  • $350 inc. GST for a 60 minute workshop
  • $440 inc. GST for a 90 minute workshop
  • Minimum school science visit cost is $440 inc. GST per day
Call 1300 856 828, or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your primary school. 

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We don't charge per student as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your school office. Most schools tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions please contact us.
 

Optional extras

 
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    Often students attend our science workshops and shows with questions that stem beyond the covered topic area. Ask a scientist aims to give students a chance to get their questions answered! Run as a 30-minute session at a cost of $70 inc. GST.

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  • Free 30-minute teacher PD video conference with 2 or more booked science shows.
    For schools outside of metropolitan areas please contact us to discuss how this science workshop can visit your school as part of a regional visit.
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1300 856 828
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