Post-compulsory education programme - Plant adaptations to the environment activity tour
In this session, students learn about physiological adaptations which allow plants to survive in a variety of environments, including the various photosynthetic pathways (CAM, C3 and C4 pathways). Choose between the 45 minute activity tour and the 90 minute extended activity tour.
Carnivorous plants in the Princess of Wales Conservatory.
Students discover that many plants and animals are particularly suited to the environment they live in. They also learn how plants survive in arid environments using a variety of water retention strategies and anti-predation mechanisms, and how plants survive in the damp and dark environment of the wet tropics and the low-nutrient environment of bogs and marshes.
In the 45 minute activity tour, students focus on plant adaptations to the wet tropics or plant adaptations to the dry tropics.
In the 90 minute extended activity tour, students explore the wet tropics, the dry tropics and additional environments as time allows, such as aquatic environments and/or low nutrient environments.
- Length: Activity tour - 45 minutes | Extended activity tour - 90 minutes.
- Group size: 15 students.
- Minimum supervision required: 1 adult per 10 students.
- Programme cost: Activity tour (45 minutes) - £25 per group of 15 students | Extended activity tour (90 minutes) - £50 per group of 15 students.
- Administration fee: £80.
School visits at Kew Gardens support and enhance the curriculum offered in schools, colleges and universities. We aim to give students opportunities that are difficult or impossible to create in the classroom environment.
Lecturers in post-16 education programmes have a variety of objectives in mind when booking our programmes. Although our AS and A2 programmes were designed to meet the requirements of several exam boards, each course is slightly different in content and focus.
Additionally, the variety of diploma programmes and university courses we support is vast. Therefore, we are happy to work with you in creating an ideal session for your students. Please let us know in advance (by completing the 'additional information' box on our online booking form) the learning outcomes you require of the session, and we will tailor the session to ensure that these outcomes are met.
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