How Do Seeds Get Dispersed?
First, I should give a “heads-up.” This is not a one-class period lesson. There is going to be a lot of drawing, discussion, and writing. Plan on at least 2-3 class periods for students to complete this mini-book. Here, students will create a book where each page presents a different way in which seeds get moved from one location to another. Yes, my class uses the term “dispersal.” It is an advanced word for them, but in my experience, they assess more importance to academic language than…
From Seed to Flower | PBS LearningMedia
The growth and development of a plant is one of the most spectacular events in nature. Yet, because it happens so slowly, over the course of days or weeks, it is difficult to observe in real time. Watch this video from NOVA: "The Shape of Things", which depicts plant growth in time-lapse format. Students can observe in just a few seconds some of the most important life stages of a plant, from germination to the formation of a flower, and several phases in between.
Seed Dispersal Tab Book SAMPLE OF SCIENCE PACK
Here is a seed dispersal tab it book! Students will finish writing about 5 different ways seeds are dispersed. On each page they will finish the first sentence and write about when this dispersal event occurs and draw a picture. On the last page you can have them write about their favorite way seed...
Sock Seeds | PBS LearningMedia
In this ZOOMSci video, two young scientists design an experiment to learn whether seeds stuck to a sock that has been worn in a grassy field will grow when planted in soil. The demonstration gives students a better idea of the kinds of plants growing in their area and helps them begin to think about the evolutionary strategies of plants.