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Growing Native Plants

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Students will actively participate in a hands-on activity to discover how to germinate Australian seeds. They will learn about the needs of their plant for growth and survival while exploring the lifecycle of plants.

What happens?

  • Discover how to plant and care for an Australian native plant species
  • Learn about the lifecycle of plants
  • Take home your very own Australian plant seed
Stages: ​ES1, Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3
Themes: ​Lifecycles, Living Things
Location: Wollongong Botanic Garden
Contact: ​4227 7667;

Curriculum Links

STe-8NE: identifies the basic needs of living things
Stage One
ST1-9ES: Identifies ways that people use science in their daily lives to care for the environment and the Earth’s resources
ST1-10LW: describes external features, changes in and growth of living things
ST1-11LW: describes ways that different places in the environment provide for the needs of living things
Stage Two
ST2-10LW: describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features
Stage Three
describes how structural features and other adaptations of living things help them to survive in their environment
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