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Video Royal Botanic Gardens

TLF ID M016623

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.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is an excellent resource for year 7 science students who are studying classification in Science Understanding and also learning about Science as a Human Endeavour from the Australian Curriculum.
Year level

7; 8

Learning area
  • Science

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  • Author
  • Name: ABC - Catalyst
  • Organization: ABC - Catalyst
  • Description: author
  • Contributor
  • Name: ABC - Catalyst
  • Organization: ABC - Catalyst
  • Description: author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Data contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Organization: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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Learning Resource Type
  • Video
  • © 2013 Australian Broadcasting Corporation.