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  Earth Science
  Life Science
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Hands-on Activity

Seed Dispersal

Fun Forces
Summary
In this activity, students will investigate the variety of ways plants can disperse their seeds, or the fruits containing the seeds. Students will predict how different plants disperse their seeds using samples orimages. Then, small groups will each be given different types of seeds so they may demonstrate how they are dispersed using classroom materials.
Overview
Topic: Seed Dispersal
Real World Science Topics:
  • A comparison of seed dispersal methods
  • An analysis of structural design influencing function
Objective
After completing this activity, students will be able to describe four ways plants can disperse their seeds. Students will model each of these methods and summarize one method in detail.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 1 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

5-MINUTE REFRESHER

TAKE FIVE

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