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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, discovering seed dispersal in the Cumberland Plain Woodland 
  • They will investigate seed dispersal in a hands-on experiment comparing different types of seeds and how they disperse  
  • ​Students also take a tour of the Australian PlantBank to see first-hand where our important seed research is conducted


Stage 2 Science & Technology


The Australian PlantBank


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.  ​
  • 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  
Plan Your Excursion
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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 acknowledge the Dharawal people and their continuing custodianship of this land, Mount Annan (Yandel'ora - meaning place of peace between people). We pay our respects to the Dharawal Elders past, present and emerging.