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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 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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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:

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

School Testimonials

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.

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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.

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

Cost

$390 inc. GST for a 60-minute workshop

$480 inc. GST for a 90-minute workshop

Minimum school science visit cost is $480 inc. GST per day

In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a
country science tour!

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Extension Ideas!

Extension Ideas!

Scientist Q & A

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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