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Super Seeds - Stage 2

Seeds – they may be teeny tiny, but life on earth depends on them! In this virtual session, students will work with a Gardens Educator to discover the amazing world of plant lifecycles, with a focus on seeds.

We’ll discuss different types of seeds before looking closely at their features, exploring their unique dispersal mechanisms and learning how scientists at the Australian PlantBank are safeguarding their future. Towards the end of the session, your Gardens Educator will conduct a live seed experiment for students to engage with.

After the excursion, students will be challenged to collect seeds local to them and conduct their own simple experiments!

Learning Activities

  • Students will test their knowledge of plant life cycles and the defining characteristics of plants
  • Learn about the crucial role that seeds play in plant life cycles, and how scientists at the Australian PlantBank study them
  • View and interact with live seed dispersal experiments, comparing different types of seeds and how they disperse in order to reproduce 

Stages

Stage 2 Science

Duration

1 hour

Cost

Click here. Discounts apply for multiple class groups booked into the same session

More information

Key Content
  • Students will test their knowledge of plant life cycles and the defining characteristics of plants 
  • They will view and interact with live seed dispersal experiments, comparing different types of seeds and how they disperse in order to reproduce 
  • Students also watch a live seed-smoking experiment, exploring the wonderful world of germination by fire   
Syllabus Outcomes
SCIENCE
  • Compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things (ST2-4LW-S)
Plan Your Virtual Excursion
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Sustainable Development Goals

Through our education programs we aim to 
•    ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning (SDG 4)
•    demonstrate actions that work towards making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11)
•    inform and empower students to preserve our forests and halt biodiversity loss (SDG 15)

Through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals we promote prosperity for the whole community, while protecting our planet for future generations.

                                                                                                     

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