Charles Darwin visited Australia and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney in 1836. Here he made some interesting observations about Australian Plants that formed the basis of his theories of natural selection. Scientists at the RBG continue to ask questions about the evolution, distribution and abundance of Australian plant species. Using some of this recent research, students will engage in collaborative, inquiry based projects using critical and creative thinking to develop an understanding of biological diversity and the theory of evolution.
- Students learn about Charles Darwin's observations of Australian plants
- They will investigate current botanical research to explain the diversity, evolution and adaptations of key Australian species
- Students also analyse primary and secondary resources to propose hypotheses for plant research