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Super Seeds – Stages 2 & 3

Live Event
30
Nov

Seeds – they may be teeny tiny, but life on earth depends on them! In this virtual session, students will work with a Gardens Educator to discover the amazing world of plant lifecycles, with a focus on seeds.

We’ll discuss different types of seeds before looking closely at their features, exploring their unique dispersal mechanisms and learning how scientists at the Australian PlantBank are safeguarding their future. Towards the end of the session, your Gardens Educator will conduct a live seed experiment for students to engage with.

After the excursion, students will be challenged to collect seeds local to them and conduct their own simple experiments!

Students will:

  • Test their knowledge of plant life cycles and the defining characteristics of plants
  • Learn about the crucial role that seeds play in plant life cycles, and how scientists at the Australian PlantBank study them
  • View and interact with live seed dispersal experiments, comparing different types of seeds and how they disperse in order to reproduce 

Cost: $100 for 1 class up to 30 students/$175 for two classes up to 60 students/ $225 for three classes up to 90 students. Additional classes up to 30 students are charged at $50 per class

Capacity: 300 students per session

BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust

Excursion Details

Excursion Type

Live Event - Scheduled

Presenter

Centre for Education and Engagement, Botanic Gardens Greater Sydney

Date & Time

  30-Nov-2021    01:45PM

Duration

1 hour

Price

$100 for 1 class up to 30 students/$175 for two classes up to 60 students/ $225 for three classes up to 90 students. Additional classes up to 30 students are charged at $50 per class

Instructions

Requirements for this excursion

If students are learning from home, they will need – 

Internet connection
Own device with in-built microphone

If you are dialling in from the classroom, you will need – 

A microphone so the presenter can hear the class. Please note that some laptop microphones are difficult to hear, and the positioning of the laptop is important for capturing sound.
A projector or smartboard that allows the students to see the presenter – your classroom smartboard is perfect for this.
Adequate sound volume (usually from your smartboard or external speakers). Laptop speakers are inadequate for your whole classroom to hear the presenter

For more information about this excursion content

Name: Centre for Education and Engagement, Botanic Gardens Greater Sydney

Phone: 0455666415

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/learn

Learning Activities 

Students will test their knowledge of plant life cycles and the defining characteristics of plants

They will learn about the crucial role that seeds play in plant life cycles, and how scientists at the Australian PlantBank study them

They will view and interact with live seed dispersal experiments, comparing different types of seeds and how they disperse in order to reproduce

Key Content 

Learn to identify patterns in plants and group them according to their external features.
Explore pollination and seed dispersal as examples of interdependence between living things.
Compare the similarities and differences between the life cycles of different plants.
Watch real-life science experiments that reveal the behaviours and needs of seed-producing plants.
Conduct post-virtual excursion experiments to reinforce learning.

Payment Instructions

Invoices will be emailed out on completion of the virtual excursion.

Cancellation Policy

By booking this program you acknowledge and agree to our full terms and conditions as listed on the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney website’   including our cancellations policy.

Terms and Conditions

By booking this program you acknowledge and agree to our full terms and conditions as listed on the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney website’   including our cancellations policy.

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