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Using Bush Plants -Indigenous food, medicine, and tools

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Facilitated Day Program
Years: Year 1 – 6
Students: up to 60 students
Duration: 1 hour
2014 cost: $5.75 per student (minimum group cost $75.00)
Teacher / student ratio: 1:15

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Discover the variety of ways that people use Australian plants
Explore Indigenous artefacts and how they were made
Connect how Indigenous knowledge can shape new advances in science
Explore Australian plants and landscapes through the eyes of Indigenous Australians.  Discover how our plants can provide everything needed for life; food medicine and tools.

The Australian Curriculum – Science Links

National Curriculum links
Year 1 and 2 Science
People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022)
considering that technologies used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people require an understanding of how materials can be used to make tools and weapons, musical instruments, clothing, cosmetics and artworks

Year 3 Science
Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE051)
researching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s knowledge of the local natural environment, such as the characteristics of plants and animals

Yr 4 History
What was life like for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples before the arrival of the Europeans?

Year 6 Science
Important contributions to the advancement of science have been made by people from a range of cultures (ACSHE099)
learning how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, such as the medicinal and nutritional properties of Australian plants, is being used as part of the evidence base for scientific advances

 

 

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