Deadly Science - How Plants Thrive


Australia's indigenous flora has thrived in the most challenging conditions, from the arid outback to the lush forests of north Queensland. This book takes you on a journey through the remarkable adaptations of these native plants to various environmental threats. 

The Deadly Science series presents a mix of western and first nations Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics [STEM] knowledge in informative, excitingly illustrated science texts

How Plants Thrive (Book 7 in the series) steps primary-aged learners through:

  • Intriguing seeds that require fire for germination
  • Captivating carnivorous plants that consume insects
  • How to soothe a sore throat with a plants that have medicinal properties
  • The wonders of our native botanical heritage and their incredible survival strategies

It also looks at a salinity experiment undertaken by the students of Dareton Public School to help them understand the threat of drought and mineral salt concentration in the soil.

The Deadly Science series aims to inspire the next generation of Deadly Scientists one book at a time. 

Understanding that regional and remote schools were critically underfunded, particularly in STEM resources, proud Kamilaroi educator, Corey Tutt, worked 2 jobs to purchase and send resources to some of these schools. In 2018 Corey founded DeadlyScience, a not-for-profit organisation to provide STEM resources and learning experiences to regional and remote schools in Australia and connect young Indigenous people with STEM professionals. 

Since then DeadlyScience has grown to be Australia’s leading Indigenous STEM charity working with over 800 schools and community organisations across all states and territories.


Weight: 354g

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