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Investigate biodiversity, classification 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

Outcomes

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.

Location: Kings Park Education Centre

Bookings are essential and fees apply.

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Tags: Year level: 5,6
WA Curriculum links: English,Humanities and Social Sciences,Science,Sustainability
Program type: School program
Maximum duration: 90 minutes

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