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Get Growing - The Calyx - Stage 1

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Investigate the life cycle of plants and learn how seeds are dispersed as you explore the Garden. After that, you and your students will enjoy a guided tour of the Plants with Bite exhibition of carnivorous plants at The Calyx, as well as a planting activity to prepare to grow your own plants at school and hands-on learning about seeds.


Stage 1 Science


Learning Centre
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney


2 hours


$13 per student. Minimum charges apply.

This excursion provides students with hands-on activities planting and exploring different types of seeds, and supports the Living World strand of the Stage 1 NSW K-6 Science and Technology Syllabus.

Excursion key themes:

  • External features of a plant
  • Life stages of a plant
  • Needs of a plant in its environment

Students will:

  • Explore The Calyx Plants with Bite exhibition and see the spectacular vertical green wall 
  • Learn about the life cycle of plants with role-play and hands-on discovery of seeds
  • Collect seeds on an exploration hunt through the Garden
  • Plant their own seed in our specialised planting house to take back to school and watch it grow

The most memorable part of the lesson was planting our own seeds.

Teacher, Brighton Le Sands Public Sands
Stage 1 Science

Describes external features, changes in and growth of living things
Describes ways that different places in the environment provide for the needs of living things
Living things have a variety of external features
Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves
Living things live in different places where their needs are met
Explore the needs of a plant or an animal in its environment
Observe and record ways people use science knowledge and skills in their daily lives to care for living things, such as gardeners, farmers or pet carers 
We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.