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Seed Stories - Stages 1 & 2

This virtual excursion shows students where scientists and botanists work and how they study and understand plants and their life cycles in the field and at the Australian PlantBank laboratories.


Stages 1 & 2 Science


45 minutes


$100 per class (up to 30 students). Free to schools or classes registered as having special learning needs, remote or rural schools or special needs childrens’ organisations on the NSW ACNC register

Seed Stories virtual excursions available on 8, 9,14,15 March and 11,18 May. Book through our link below.

Excursion key themes:

  • Importance of seeds within a plant life cycle
  • Seeds and their amazing features
  • Plant life cycles, seed dispersal and seedbanking

Students will:

  • Recall the parts of flowering plants; such as roots, stem, leaves and flowers
  • Describe the ways different seed structures allow for different methods of seed dispersal
  • Understand the reasons plants disperse seeds
  • Model a helicopter seed


Stage 1 Science
Describes external features, changes in and growth of living things
Describes ways that different places in the environment provide for the needs of living things

  • living things have a variety of external features
  • identify common features of plants such as leaves and roots
  • describe the use of plant parts for particular purposes such as making food and obtaining water
Stage 2 Science
Describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped
  • Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves
  • recognise that living things have predictable characteristics at different stages of development
  • We look forward to welcoming you and your students to a virtual excursion.
  • Schools will connect to our virtual excursions with H.323 compliant video conferencing equipment which is available in all NSW Education Department schools. Check with your IT expert if your school has the correct equipment.
  • The majority of our virtual excursions are offered through the DART Connections website. Contact us if you would like a different time for your topic:
  • Run a test call before your virtual excursion to trouble shoot any technical issues and familiarise yourself with the equipment.
  • We will soon have the capability to offer virtual excursions to schools or organisations that don't have this equipment.
We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.