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Survive and Thrive - Stage 3

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

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Examine a range of native plants from contrasting rainforest and arid environments, and observe the amazing adaptations that allow them to grow and survive. In research teams, students will conduct a scientific investigation and complete scientific illustrations, fine tuning scientific skills and making connections between the physical conditions in which plants live, their growth and survival.


Stage 3 Science and Technology


Learning Centre
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney


2 hours


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Excursion key themes:

  • Plant adaptations of rainforest and arid environments 
  • Physical conditions of the environment

Students will... 

  • Discuss the requirements of needs of plants as living things
  • Explore the Succulent Garden and Rainforest Walk to compare the ways plants respond to varying environmental conditions
  • Use scientific equipment to investigate abiotic factors of environments

A glorious location and worthwhile experience for teachers and students.

Teacher, Glenmore Road Public School

Stage 3 Science & Technology


plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions

examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things

Inquiry question:
How do the structural and behavioural features of living things support survival?

  • describe adaptations as existing structures or behaviours that enable living things to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)
  • describe the structural and/or behavioural features of some native Australian animals and plants and why they are considered to be adaptations, for example:
    • shiny surfaces of leaves on desert plants


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