Print Page

Introduction to a plant's world

Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels


Plants are living things that need air, water, soil, and sunlight to live. They grow, their leaves capture light and their roots find water. Plants provide food, protection and homes for animals. Different parts of plants provide food, medicine and materials for humans.

Learning Intentions

In this activity students will:

  • Identify the basic parts of plants and their functions
  • Learn about the plant's life cycle
  • Identify a range of food plants in the vegetable garden.


Students will:

  • Discover the Ecolinc wetland habitat
  • Explore plant parts and functions, including a plant’s life cycle
  • Explore the vegetable garden and identify a range of food plants
  • Propagate seeds/cuttings in the glasshouse.

Victorian Curriculum

  • Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (VCSSU043)


Ecolinc offers the following outreach options: