In this lesson, students will: 1) Investigate how seeds are dispersed. 2) Understand the variety of seed dispersal that exists in the plant kingdom. 3) Understand how factors in the natural environment can effect how far a seed is dispersed. Included in this one to two day lesson plan are the objectives, needed materials, procedures, adaptations for older students, discussion questions, an evaluation, extensions, suggested reading, links to other sites, vocabulary, and academic standards. Students will collect a variety of seeds and design a wind-dispersed seed mechanism. They can click on a vocabulary word to hear its pronunciation and a sentence using the word. Teachers can purchase the video, The Private Life of Plants 5-Pack (Branching Out) and download comprehension questions and answers. They can link to Teaching Tools to create custom worksheets, puzzles, and quizzes. A printable version of this lesson plan can be downloaded.


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