Growing Seeds (ENG/FR)

by  Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

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Discover  and draw what environmental conditions seeds need in order to germinate. Let's look at different seeds inside and out. What comes first - the roots or the leaves? Why do some seeds need to be planted while others do better on top of the soil? How would you make a pizza garden? Are you starting a school pollinator garden? Do you need advice on how you can create an environmentally friendly garden? These questions and many more that you may have will be answered in this presentation.

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About This Program


By Request: $140.00
By Request Premium: $130.00

USD for American and other international schools
CAD for Canadian schools
Lesson price is for groups of up to 40 students.
Invoices are sent out at the end of the month that the presentation occurs.
Cheques/checks or Credit card payments are accepted in both currencies.


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Parent, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod

Minimum participants:

no minimum

Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines


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...)
Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Minimum of 48 hours notice is required for all cancellations, excluding cancellations due to nature, i.e., school closed because of snow days.
No cancellation fee will be assessed if you reschedule within two months of the original program date.
If a program is cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, no refund will be given and a cancellation fee ($60) will be charged.

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. This programs begins with a Jeopary Game to review the plant growth needs, seed appearance and dispersal.
2. We then discover the parts of a seed and what happens to a seed when it germinates with supplemental videos.
3. Participants share the results of their preconference activity.
4. Optional: We will discuss how to plant seeds in an organic garden.
5. Time is allowed for questions and answsers.


The participant will:
- explore the parts of a seed
- discover how the appearance and dispersal of a seed are connected to germination
- discover what a seed needs to germinate
- engage in a discussion about the environmental factors that influence seed germination and plant growth

Standards Alignment

National Standards

All grades: A1: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry;
A2: Understanding about scientific inquiry;
E3: Understanding about science and technology;
G1: Science as a human endeavour.
NS.K-4.3: Life Science:
C1: Characteristics of organisms;
C2: Life cycles of living things;
C3: Organisms and their environments;
F4: Changes in environments.
NS.5-8.3: Life Science:
C1: Structure and function of living systems;
C2: Reproduction and heredity;
C4: Populations and ecosystems;
C5: Diversity and adaptations of organisms;
NS.9-12.3: Life Science:
C4: Interdependence of organisms;
C6: The Behaviour of Organisms.

State Standards

Science - Living Systems
Grade 3: Growth and changes in plants
Grade 4: Habitats and communities
Grade 6: Biodiversity
Grade 7: Interaction in the Environment
Grade 11: Biology: Plants: Anatomy, Growth and Functions

Grade 4: Plant growth and changes
Grade 7: Interactions and ecosystems
Grade 9: Biological Diversity
Grade 10: Science 20: Changes in Living Systems
Grade 12: Life Science 30: Reproduction and Development