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Investigating biodiversity and plant adaptations

Discover the features and unique adaptations of some of Western Australia's most interesting flora. Learn some of the fascinating ways plants have adapted to survive in the harsh Australian environment. Consider the different places plants grow in and investigate the structure and function plants before exploring the Kings Park Education gardens to discover native plants and identify their different adaptations. Investigate desert plants, plants with built-in sunblock and smelly oils, carnivorous plants with sticky leaves and unique bushfire survival mechanisms.

'An amazing variety of unusual plants that the kids have never looked closely at. They loved it. I loved watching their engagement. It supported our class study.' - Year 5 Teacher


By the end of this program students will:

  • Understand that plants look, feel and smell very different because they employ different survival strategies
  • Understand some adaptations plants have made to survive in extreme environments
  • Understand that Western Australia has an amazing botanical biodiversity
  • Begin to develop an understanding of plant classification.

Australian Curriculum Links

Kings Park Education Programs complement learning outcomes of the Australian Curriculum.

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Tags: Year level: 5,6
Curriculum links: Geography,Science,Sustainability
Program type: Education program
Maximum duration: 90 minutes