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Growing plants: Germination, flowers and photosynthesis

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Facilitated Day Program
Years: Grade 3 - 6
Students: max 50 students
Duration: 1 hour

2014: $5.75 per student (minimum group cost $75)
2015: $6.00 per student (minimum group cost $80)
2016: $6.25 per student (minimum group cost $85)
Teacher / student ratio: 1:15


Discover the life cycle of a flowering plant
Explore how special adaptations allow Australian plants to survive in harsh environments
Connect how the Australian National Botanic Gardens helps to preserve the diversity of Australia’s flora

What special tricks do plants use to grow and survive in different environments? Get hands on and discover how to germinate Australian seeds, investigate the different parts of plants under the microscope and discover the Gardens role in conservation of Australia’s Flora.

The Plant Kingdom
Common Australian Plant Families
Propagating Australian Plants

The Australian Curriculum – Science Links

Year 3
Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from nonliving things (ACSSU044)

Year 4
Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072)

Year 5
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043) Year 6 The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)


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