Good Things Come in Trees (ENG/FR)

by  Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

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Can you imagine your life without plants? Plants are critical for all life forms. They are the major source of food and oxygen on earth, since no animal can supply these necessary components without plants. Discover what parts of the plant we use and for what. We'll review these parts and explore how humans depend on plants directly and indirectly to create everything from things that we need to live such as food and clothes to the aesthetic use of plants. In French and English; please note language preference in 'comments' box of CILC request form.

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About This Program


By Request: $150.00

Fee: Regular price: $150
Canadian schools and groups will pay in Canadian dollars (CAD).
American and other international schools and groups will pay in US dollars (USD)
* HST/GST will be added for CDN schools where applicable.
* International (including US) and Indigenous schools are tax exempt.
Invoices are emailed out at the end of the month that the program happens. If you need it sooner, please let the provider know.
Payment: Cheque/ check, credit card or e-transfer


45-60 minutes depending on grade level

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e., snow days.

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 15 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. Brainstorm what plants the students have eaten today.
2. Review the parts of a plant with a quick quiz.
3. Based on the parts of a plant, discover the things that come from that part of the plant that we use in our every day life.
4. Time is allowed for questions and answers.
5. Review plant-based everyday objects with a sorting game.


- explore and appreciate how important plants are for our food, clothing, shelter and medicine
- describe ways that plants and animals are dependent on each other
- list the parts of the plant and an example of something that we get from that part

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NSS 5-8.C.3:
• All animals (including humans) depend on plants
• Humans depend on their natural and constructed environments.

State Standards

Grade 3: Growth and Changes in Plants
• Plants are a primary source of food for humans
• Humans need to protect plants and their habitats
• Plants are important to the planet
o Describe ways in which humans from various cultures, including Aboriginal people, use plants for food, shelter, medicine and clothing.
o Describe ways in which plants and animals depend on each other.