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Super Seeds – Stages 2 & 3 (Stage 2, Stage 3)
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!
- 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
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? No
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Botanic Gardens of Sydney
Live Event - Scheduled
$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
Invoices will be emailed out on completion of the virtual excursion.
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Science and Tech » Working Scientifically and Design and Production » Living World
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HSIE » Geography » People, Places and Environments (Stage 2 - Year 3 and 4)
Terms and Conditions
Will This Event Be Recorded?
No - This will only be available at the designated date & time (15-Feb-2022 01:45PM).
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Technology and Materials Requirements
If students are learning from home, they will need –
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
More Information About This Event
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
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.