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Plant Scientists - Stage 2

Come on a journey through the Botanic Garden to discover the amazing world of plants. Get hands-on with different types of seeds to determine their dispersal mechanisms and plant seeds to take back to school to conduct a life cycle investigation. 

Learning Activities

  • Students will explore plant life cycles on a guided walk through the Botanic Garden and discover how scientists classify plants
  • They will investigate seed dispersal in a hands-on experiment comparing different types of seeds and how they disperse  
  • ​Students make predictions and conduct a scientific investigation into whether specific Australian plants need fire and smoke to complete their lifecycles, including planting seeds to take back to school to complete the investigation


Stage 2 Science & Technology


Rathborne Lodge


2 hours


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Key Content
  • Identifying patterns in plants and grouping them according to their external features.    
  • Comparing the similarities and differences between the life cycles of different plants.   
  • Exploring pollination and seed dispersal as examples of interdependence between living things.  
  • ​Planning and conducting a scientific investigation with guidance e.g. planting and measuring the life cycle of a marigold plant.  
  • Making accurate observations using labelled drawings of plants. 
Syllabus Outcomes

Focus Syllabus Outcomes

SCIENCE - Living World   
Compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things (ST2-4LW-S)   

Supported Syllabus Outcomes

SCIENCE - Working Scientifically
Questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations (ST2-1WS-S)  
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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.