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Purposeful Plants - Stage 4

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

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Investigate a range of native plants and the adaptations they have that allow them to survive in the Australian environment. Aboriginal educators will provide an Indigenous perspective on living with, and from, the native bushland and explain the different uses of these plants as foods, medicines and raw materials for tools and weapons.

Stages

Stage 4 Science

Location

Learning Centre
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney

Duration

2 hours

Cost

$13 per student. Minimum charges apply

Excursion key themes:

  • Explore native plants and their adaptations. Compare the structural features of different plants and learn about how these allow them to survive in a variety of Australian environments
  • Learn about the features and properties of these plants that made them useful to the first Australians
  • Record observations, including diagrams, and draw conclusions about similar/different adaptive strategies.

Students will:

  • Explain how features of some Australian plants are adaptations for survival in their environment
  • Discuss how the observations and understanding of the structure, function and life cycles of native plants are used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Research how a knowledge of physical properties of natural materials is used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in everyday life

The educators were very engaging and motivated the students.

Teacher, St Charles Ryde

Stage 4 Science & Technology
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Appreciates the importance of science in their lives and the role of scientific inquiry in increasing understanding of the world around them
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Follows a sequence of instructions to safely undertake a range of investigation types, collaboratively and individually
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Processes and analyses data from a first-hand investigation and secondary sources to identify trends, patterns and relationships, and draw conclusions
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Relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction
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Discuss how the observations and understanding of the structure, function and life cycles of native plants are used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
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Describe the scientific principles used in some traditional technologies used and developed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
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Research how a knowledge of physical properties of natural materials is used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in everyday life, e.g. tools, weapons, utensils, shelter, housing or bush medicine 
 

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