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Hands-on Activity

Why So Yummy?

Fun Forces
Summary
In this activity, students will investigate how tasty fruits help some plants survive. Students will dissect a variety of fruits and observe characteristics such as taste, type and number of seeds, size, shape, and protective coverings. They will use their observations to predict how fruits can help some plants survive and thrive in their environments.
Overview
Topic: Plant Structure and Survival
Real World Science Topics:
  • An evaluation of the unique characteristics of fruit-bearing plants, including their seeds, interior, exterior, and taste.
  • An evaluation of the relationship between plants' characteristics and their ability to survive.
Objective
After completing this activity, students should be able to identify the interior and exterior parts of fruit-bearing plants. They will be able to describe how the physical nature of the fruit-bearing plant aids in its survival and reproduction and how the environment contributes to this process.

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.

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