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Green plants are the only plants that produce oxygen and make food, which is called photosynthesis. Explore how the plant's structures are involved and the adaptations plants have to carry out photosynthesis in different environments.

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By Request: $140.00
By Request Premium: $135.00

USD for American and other international schools
CAD for Canadian schools.
IMPORTANT: The price will increase to $135 on January 1, 2017. Book a program before that date and pay the 2016 price - $130.

Lesson price is for groups of up to 35 students.
Invoices are sent out at the end of each month.
Payment is accepted in both currencies by cheque/check or credit card.


45 -60 minutes for secondary students

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Public Library: Library Patrons

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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

About This Provider

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Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Royal Botanical Gardens is a living museum which serves local, regional and global communities while developing and promoting public understanding of the relationship between the plant world, humanity and the rest of nature.

Education at Royal Botanical Gardens encourages environmental stewardship by providing meaningful and diverse learning experiences that connect people with the wild and cultivated plant world. 
With over 12 years experience delivering engaging interactive videoconferencing programs, we offer topics that explore biodiversity, conservation, botany, plant ecology and the environment., Whether you are looking for an insect program; a program exploring wetlands, their functions and human impacts or you want to discover more about a delicious chocolate treat; we have a wide variety of plant-based programs to support and enhance your classroom needs or stimulate and entertain older adults. 
No matter where you are, your group can interact with our educators and scientists.

Karin Davidson-Taylor
905-527-1158 x249

Program Details


1. Review parts of the plant and process of photosynthesis.
2. Explore and discuss environmental factors that affect photosynthesis and plant structures that compensate for these limitations.
3. Analyze a plant's growth related to season and habitat.
4. Time is allowed for questions and answers.


The participant will:

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS9-12:C. Life Science:
As a result of activities in Grades 9-12, all students should develop understanding of:
The Cell
Matter, energy and organization in living systems
The behaviour of organisms

State Standards

Biology 11 C: Plant structure and physiology
• Describe the structure and physiology of plant tissues
Biology 11 U: Plants: Anatomy, Growth and Functions
• Describe the major processes and mechanisms by which plants grow, develop, and supply various products, including energy and nutrition
• Demonstrate and understanding, based in part on their own investigations, of the connections among the factors that affect the growth of plants and the ways in which plants adapt to their environment.