Royal Botanic Gardens

Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8


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This seven and a half minute video segment from Catalyst emphasises the importance of collections in science. The Royal Botanic Gardens is the oldest scientific research organisation in Australia. The history of the gardens is outlined up to its current status as the home to almost 9,000 different species of plants. Paul Willis takes a guided tour with the previous Director of the Gardens, Tim Entwistle, to find out how their work continues to make a contribution to our scientific heritage.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC4-14LW) relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU111) There are differences within and between groups of organisms; classification helps organise this diversity

(ACSHE119) Scientific knowledge changes as new evidence becomes available, and some scientific discoveries have significantly changed people’s understanding of the world

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Resource type:
ScOT topics:
Plant structure and function
File type:
ABC - Catalyst
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Monday, 14 December 2009

Resource ID: 6789b0d2-c00d-415b-bebf-05c2bb383704