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Lesson Plan

Seeds

Summary: 
Look at real seeds (outdoors or in) and classify them by dispersal method. Design wind blown seeds using tissue paper, feathers and other materials.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Biology: Life Cycles (2)
Procedure: 

Discussion to introduce seeds. Ideas:
Fall is the time when many plants make seeds. Seeds have protective coatings that allow them to survive the colder winter. They commonly germinate into a plant when the warmer weather returns in the Spring.
Seeds are made to spread a plant to new places. The seeds are dispersed to new places where they have their own water and nutrients without competing with the parent plant.

Seed hunt activity, with a classification of the seeds found by dispersal method.

Wind blown seed design activity.

Grades taught: 
Gr 4
Gr 5
Teacher: 
Heidi Ravenel
Kathryn Mazzone
Site tested: 
Selkirk Elementary
Lesson plan originally developed and delivered: 

Selkirk Elementary