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Introduction to a plant's world

Onsite
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels

Background

Plants are living things that need air, water, soil, and sunlight to live. When they grow their leaves capture light to make energy and their roots find water.


Learning Intentions

In this activity students will:

  • Recognize the basic parts of plants and what they need to survive.
  • Learn various methods of plant propagation.
  • Identify a range of fruits and vegetables in the garden.
  • Understand that fruits and vegetables are seasonal.

Activities

Students will:

  • Explore plant parts and functions, including a plant’s life cycle.
  • Propagate vegetable seeds and plant out vegetable seedlings in the glasshouse.
  • Engage in fruit and vegetable scavenger hunt through the Ecolinc Habitat Garden.
  • Determine ‘what vegetables we can eat’ throughout the year by making a seasons wheel.

Victorian Curriculum

  • Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met (VCSSU042)
  • Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (VCSSU043)

Outreach

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