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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. When they grow their leaves capture light to make energy and their roots find water. 

Key Learning Question

How do plants grow and survive?


Learning Intentions

In this activity students will:

  • Learn parts of a plant and what they need to survive
  • Understand the difference between a fruit and vegetable
  • Understand that fruit and vegetables grow seasonally
  • Learn propagation techniques.


Students will:

  • Explore plant parts and functions, including a plant’s life cycle
  • Identify a range of fruits and vegetables in the Ecolinc Habitat Garden
  • Define the terms fruit and vegetable, and understand they are seasonal
  • Undertake various methods of plant propagation such as seeds and cuttings, and transplant vegetables in the Ecolinc Glasshouse.

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)


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