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Plants for Life

Plants for Life

Investigate the structure, function & adaptations of plants

Botany workshop for the classroom!

A hands-on school workshop where students investigate the 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!

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Online Class Version

We’ve run live interactive distance programs since 2010 and are highly experienced in making online classes engaging for students on a variety of web conferencing platforms.

  • All of the same curriculum points will be covered, but the activities may vary from those listed for face-to-face incursions.
  • Our online classes include demonstrations, Q&A, and hands-on activities (you will receive a materials list upon booking).
  • Full child protections are in place
  • We usually connect to classes & homes via Zoom, however if you wish to use a different software we can work with you on getting the connection live.

If you connect with us via Zoom

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:
Science

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).

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science & Technology Syllabus Content
A student:

STe-3LW-ST
explores the characteristics, needs and uses of living things

ST1-5LW-T
identifies how plants and animals are used for food and fibre products

ST2-4LW-S
compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things

ST3-4LW-S
examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Victorian F – 10 Science Curriculum

Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (VCSSU057)

Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive (VCSSU058)

Safely use appropriate materials, tools, equipment and technologies (VCSIS067)

Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives (VCSSU073)

Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (VCSSU074)

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School Testimonials

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St Andrews Primary Maryong

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.

Science Show Demonstrations

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.

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Posts about this school science incursion on plants

Requirements

Appropriate for Years K 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

During Social Distancing – Contact us
and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your school and the State’s social distancing requirements. Further details here

We're a COVID SAFE Company

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Cost

$420 inc. GST for a 60-minute workshop

$490 inc. GST for a 90-minute workshop

Minimum school science visit cost is $490 inc. GST per day

Available as an online class anywhere in the world.
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In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!

Call 1300 856 828, or click below to make a booking for your primary school.

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