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Term 3 Video Conferences
We are excited to offer these upcoming video conferences live from the Australian PlantBank - our award-winning conservation facility at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan. Our video conferences have a strong science and cultural focus. Our dynamic and passionate educators engage your students and bring science to life using a combination of live plant materials, models and microscopes.
Our 45 minute video conferences are aligned to Australian Curriculum outcomes and offer a unique opportunity to learn about the fascinating world of plants.
If you would like to register please click the link next to the video conference below you would like to attend. For further enquiries please email email@example.com.
Aboriginal People and Plants
Years: Kindergarten, Year One, Year Two, Year Three, Year Four
When: Dates and times TBC
Years: Kindergarten, Year One and Year Two
Students observe a variety of seeds, learn how they are dispersed and about the importance of seeds within a plant life cycle. Explore a variety of seeds and discover their amazing features such as their means of getting about – are they helicopters, gliders, floaters or hitchhikers?
When: Friday July 31 2015 9.30am -10.15am; 11.30am – 12.15pm & 2pm- 2.45pm
When: Thursday September 3 2015, 9.30am -10.15am; 11.30am – 12.15pm & 2pm- 2.45pm
When: Friday September 4 2015, 9.30am -10.15am; 11.30am – 12.15pm & 2pm- 2.45pm
Years: Year One, Year Two, Year Three, Year Four
When: Friday July 24 2015, 9.30am -10.15am; 11.30am – 12.15pm & 2pm- 2.45pm
Plant Experiments – SCIENCE WEEK EVENT
Years: Year Five and Year Six
When: Thursday August 20 2015, 9.30am -10.15am; 11.30am – 12.15pm & 2pm- 2.45pm
When: Friday August 21 2015, 9.30am -10.15am; 11.30am – 12.15pm & 2pm- 2.45pm
Other video conferences available
Here is our full list of video conferences. If you can’t find a suitable session listed in our term program above, you can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can meet your needs.
Plant Classification video conference
Students will learn about identifying and comparing structural differences between many plant groups. Live specimens from the main plant groups: algae; mosses and liverworts; ferns; conifers and flowering plants will be demonstrated and discussed.
Plant Experiments video conference
Explore the scientific facilities of PlantBank and learn how scientists devise experiments. Students will develop their skills in working scientifically as they are guided through the process of devising a fair test to investigate the factors which influence seed germination.
Survive and Thrive Video Conference
Your students will discover more about a range of plants and the features they have that allow them to survive in their environment. Students will explore plants from the desert and rainforest, and make connections between the physical conditions and the growth and survival of these plants.
Aboriginal People and Plants Video conference
Join our experienced Aboriginal educator to learn how plants have been used for food, medicine, tools and weapons. Gain an appreciation of Aboriginal perspectives on plants and environments in relation to sustainability and bush care. Plus, your students will have an opportunity to engage their senses with the live plant material delivered to your school before the session!
| STAGES 2 & 3|
Seed Stories video conference
Students observe different seeds, how they are dispersed and how this allows the life cycle of the plant to continue. Learn about the importance of seeds within a plant life cycle. Explore a variety of seeds and discover more about their amazing features. Learn about seed dispersal (helicopters, gliders, floaters and hitchhikers).
STAGES 1 & 2
Sustainable Gardening video conference
Discover the joys of growing your own fruit, vegetables and flowers at school! Learn about sustainable gardening practices for your school garden with our Botanic Garden educator. Students will participate in engaging activities and explore the intriguing world of plants and in the invertebrates that help them in the garden.
STAGES 1 & 2
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