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BUDDING BOTANIST

Growing plants: seeds and soil

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Facilitated Day Program
Years: Preschool to Year 2
Students: max 50 students
Duration: 50 minutes

2014: $5.75 per student (minimum group cost $75)
2015: $6.00 per student (minimum group cost $80)
2016: $6.25 per student (minimum group cost $85)
Teacher / student ratio: 1:15

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Discover the life cycle of a flowering plant
Explore the ways we can grow plants and care for them
Connect how our actions can help the health of the plant

Get your hands dirty and find out what plants need to grow and live. Investigate the parts of a plant; seeds, leaves, roots and flowers. Pot up an Australian native seed to grow as a take home experiment.

The Australian Curriculum – Science Links

Foundation Year
Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002)
Science involves exploring and observing the world using the senses (ACSHE013)
Explore and make observations by using the senses (ACSIS011)

Year 1
Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)
Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS024)
Compare observations with those of others (ACSIS213) (post-visit activity)

Year 2
Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)
Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS037)
Through discussion, compare observations with predictions (ACSIS214)

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