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20161115 - The Botanic Story of Chocolate - ClickFest - 15 November 2016 - 9:00 - Stream 1

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The Botanic Story of Chocolate - ClickFest


Classifications: Enabled, Events Not to be missed, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands


Presenter: Mary Bell

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Date: 15 November 2016

Start Time: 9:00

End Time: 9:45am

Duration: 45 minutes

Closing Date: Bookings Close 11-Nov-16

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 4

Non-DEC Positions: 4

Price: $95 per lesson up to 30 students, for any school located in Sydney - FREE for all schools outside of Sydney.

KLA Syllabus: Primary

KLA Stage/s: Stage 1,Stage 2,Stage 3

KLA Year/s: Year 1,Year 2,Year 3,Year 4,Year 5,Year 6

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KLA Keyword/s: Science - Science and Technology - Rainforests


Event Overview: Visit the Sweet Addiction exhibition within our brand new world-class horticultural attraction, The Calyx, from the classroom and find out where your chocolate comes from. What Happens? • Without leaving the school you can visit the Exhibition Sweet Addiction the botanic story of chocolate at the Calyx. • Botanic Gardens educator will unpack how our rainforest tree becomes chocolate. • You will see real rainforest plants, detailed models of the cacao pod, a sneak peek inside the exhibition and hear the mysterious noises of the rainforest. Students will... • Be led through the exciting new Sweet Addiction exhibition to see the indoor rainforest, chocolate plantation, amazing amount of ingredients that go into chocolate making • Learn about plant life cycles and the life cycle of the chocolate tree and plant adaptations to rainforest environments • View detailed videos and images to see the botanic story of chocolate come alive • Understand the sustainability issues surrounding chocolate farming • Reenact the pollination and life cycle of the Cacao tree • Have the opportunity to ask questions about rainforests and chocolate production

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describes external features, changes in and growth of living things
describes ways that different places in the environment provide for the needs of living things
Living things have a variety of external features
Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves

describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features
describes ways that science knowledge helps people understand the effect of their actions on the environment
Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things
Living things have life cycles

describe some physical conditions of the environment and how these affect the growth and survival of living things
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment
The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment

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