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Seed Science - Stages 1, 2 & 3

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

Full day special offer: Book your group into two lessons in the one day to receive big discounts! *To view rates see here. **Terms and Conditions apply.

The submission of this form is a formal request for a booking on the dates and times specified, subject to availability.

If you do not wish to make a booking please send your queries to programs.info@bgcp.nsw.gov.au

In this virtual session, students will work with a Gardens Educator to discover the amazing world of plants and their seeds. We’ll discuss different types of seeds and their features before determining their unique dispersal mechanisms. Your Gardens Educator will then conduct real live experiments for students to interact with. 
After the excursion, students will be challenged to collect seeds local to them and conduct their own simple experiments.

Learning Activities

  • Students will discover and define plant life cycles, defining features and complete a sorting activity
  • They will view and interact with live seed dispersal experiments, comparing different types of seeds and how they disperse in order to reproduce
  • ​Students also watch a live seed-smoking experiment, exploring the wonderful world of germination by fire    


Stages 1, 2 & 3 Science


Rathborne Lodge


60 mins


$100 for 1 class, $75 for the second class in the same school, $50 for the third class in the same school

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Key Content
  • Learn to identify patterns in plants and group them according to their external features.  
  • Explore pollination and seed dispersal as examples of interdependence between living things.  
  • Compare the similarities and differences between the life cycles of different plants.   
  • Watch real-life science experiments that reveal the behaviours and needs of seed-producing plants.
  • Conduct post-virtual excursion experiments to reinforce learning.  
Syllabus Outcomes

Focus Syllabus Outcomes

SCIENCE - Living World  

Stage 1
  • Describes observable features of living things and their environments (ST1-4LW-T)
Stage 2 
  • Compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things (ST2-4LW-S)  
Stage 3 
  • Examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things (ST3-4LW-S)
Plan Your Virtual Excursion

We look forward to welcoming you and your students to a virtual excursion. 

​The excursion will be delivered by the ZOOM platform, for more information on ZOOM or to sign up visit https://zoom.us/

Once you have entered the meeting room, please ensure your microphone is on mute. The meeting room will be open approx 2 mins before the start of the virtual excursion. 

To make the most of your time with us we encourage your students to prepare questions before entering the meeting room and for teachers to have them collated and ready to go.

Sustainable Development Goals

Through our education programs we aim to 

  • ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning (SDG 4)
  • 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.