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Investigate a range of native plants and the features they have that allow them to survive in the Australian environment. Examine plants in contrasting environments such as the rainforest and desert, and make connections between the physical conditions and the growth and survival of plants.


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
  • Create photographic digital poster of plant adaptations

A glorious location and worthwhile experience for teachers and students.

Teacher, Glenmore Road Public School
Stage 3 Science & Technology

Observe and describe the structural features of some native Australian animals and plants   
Describe some physical conditions of the environment and how these affect the growth and survival of living things
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment
The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment

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