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Thank you for your interest in our school excursions at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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Invertebrates are everywhere — let’s explore different habitats in the Botanic Gardens to find them! Students will observe invertebrates’ external features and discuss how they change as they grow. An insect made from natural materials will be an exciting take-home memento of their day.


Stage 1


Learning Centre
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney


2 hours


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Excursion key themes:

  • Living things have different external features and change as they grow 
  • Living things live in different places where their needs are met
  • Field work techniques to safely and responsibility collect animals for observation 

Students will... 

  • Observe invertebrates and their habitats around the Gardens 
  • Use fieldwork to identify plants and animals and their adaptations in land and aquatic environments
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of invertebrates’ features through a clay invertebrate-building activity
  • Learn some invertebrate names, describe their external features and identify using examples how they change as they grow

The children absolutely loved digging in the dirt looking for minibeasts.

Teacher, Inner Sydney Montessori School

Stage 1 Science & Technology
describes observable features of living things and their environments

observes, questions and collects data to communicate and compare ideas

uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

External features of living things 
Inquiry question:

What are the external features of living things? 


  • describe the external features of a variety of living things (ACSSU017)  
  • identify and group plants and animals using their external features, for example:
    • worms, insects, fish, reptiles, birds and mammals 

Living things live in different places 
Inquiry question:

How can we improve a local environment to encourage living things to thrive? 


  • identify that living things live in different places that suit their needs (ACSSU211)  

Living things change 
Inquiry question:

How do living things change as they grow? 


  • explore how living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)  

We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.