Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

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Term 1 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 digital.education@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au.


Aboriginal 

Aboriginal People and Plants

Years: Kindergarten, Year One, Year Two, Year Three, Year Four

Overview
This video conference gives an Aboriginal perspective with a strong science focus and is delivered by an aboriginal educator.

When: Monday March 2 2015, 11.30 am - 12.15 am
Registration: Click here to register.

When: Monday March 2 2015, 2.00 pm - 2.45 pm
Registration: Click here to register.

Seed Stories

Seed Stories

Years: Kindergarten, Year One and Year Two

Overview
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).

When: Thursday March 5 2015, 10.00 am - 10.45am
Registration: Click here to register.

When: Thursday March  5 2015, 11.30 am - 12.15 pm
Registration: Click here to register.

Survive-and-Thrive

Survive and Thrive

Years: Year Five and Year Six

Overview
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 rainforest and desert, and make connections between the physical conditions and the growth and survival of these plants.

When: Thursday March 19 2015, 10.00 am - 10.45am
Registration: Click here to register 

When: Thursday March 19 2015, 11.30 am - 12.15 pm
Registration: Click here to register 

 

Other video conferences available

Plant-Classification-1

Plant Classification video conference

Delivered live from the Persoonia Learning Laboratory within the Australian PlantBank this video conference uses a combination of live plant materials, models, microscopes and document readers to show students where scientists and botanists work and how they study and understand plants. Students will learn about identifying and comparing structural differences between these plant groups. Live specimens from the main plant groups: algae; mosses and liverworts; ferns; conifers and flowering plants will be demonstrated and discussed.

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STAGE 4

  • Science
Plant-Experiments

Plant Experiments video conference

Delivered live from the Persoonia Learning Laboratory within the Australian PlantBank this video conference uses a combination of live plant materials, models, microscopes and document readers to show students where scientists and botanists work and how they study and understand plants and their life cycles in the field and the laboratories within the Australian PlantBank. Students also learn how scientists devise experiments and your students will develop their skills in applying the processes of working scientifically as they plan a fair investigation into the factors which influence seed germination.

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STAGE 3

  • Science & Technology
Seed-

Stories

Seed Stories video conference

Delivered live from the Persoonia Learning Laboratory within the Australian PlantBank this video conference uses a combination of live plant materials, models, microscopes and document readers to show students where scientists and botanists work and how they study and understand plants and their life cycles in the field and the laboratories within the Australian PlantBank. Students observe different seeds, how they are dispersed and how this allows the life cycle of the plant to continue.

>> Download full lesson outline

STAGES 1 & 2

  • Science & Technology
Sustainable-Gardening

Sustainable Gardening video conference

Join us to learn more about sustainable gardening practices for your school garden. Our botanic garden educator will guide students through some activities that will help encourage students to be sustainable in the garden as well as exploring the intriguing world of plants and the invertebrates that help them.

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STAGES 1 & 2

  • Science & Technology