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31 resources with the concept seed dispersal

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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 7-9, Unit 3

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Living things and ecosystems respond to and are affected by climate change. In this collection of four lessons, students learn about how researchers—now and in the past—have used plant lifecycle events to understand climate. Pupils...
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Perfect Plants and Precious Pollinators

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Did you know that almost one-third of all plants consumed by humans are dependent on insect pollination? Find out what the "buzz" is all about and share this knowledge with your bright-eyed and bushy-tailed students. Spring into plant...
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Seeds and Fruits: Types and Dispersal

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know that some seeds rely on elephant dung for dispersal? Pupils use class discussion and direct instruction based around a presentation to learn about seed types and dispersal methods. Slides vary from presenting content to...
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Seed Dispersal in Tropical Forests

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do seeds get around? It's not like plants can control seed dispersal—or can they? Dig deeper into the amazing mechanisms of seed dispersal observed in tropical plants through interactives, a video, and plenty of hands-on data...
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Lotusland

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
It's time for a field trip! Scholars take their new-found knowledge of adaptations and seed dispersal on a field trip to a local botanical garden. They gain an up-close look at how ecological interdependence works in a distinct...
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Seed Adaptations for Dispersal

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After a grand conversation about seeds, adaptation, and dispersal, scholars work collaboratively to examine seeds and record their findings on a four-column chart.  Small groups share their observations and further discuss seed...
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Island Rotation: Lesson Plan 4

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Foster's Rule? Allopatric speciation? After watching West of the West's documentary Island Rotation, class members use Venn diagrams to compare endemic species on the Channel Islands with mainland related species. They then create a...
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Types of Fruit and Placentation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The eighth lesson in a series of 10 introduces scholars to placentation in different types of fruits. Though dissection, they learn the difference between seeds and fruit, simple and fleshy, and pericarp, exocarp, mesocarp, and endocarp. 
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Seed Dispersal and Plant Migration

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
There are five methods of seed dispersal. They include gravity, mechanical, animal, water, and air. Scholars study seed dispersal in lesson five of the series of six. Through discussions, hands-on analysis of different seed types, and...
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Seed Dispersal

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Engineering challenges are not just man-made ... nature has its own set of them. A hands-on STEM activity has groups designing a seed dispersal system. Each group can only use one sheet of paper — a tough task!
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Plant Reproduction—Structure of a Flower

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What happened to the plant in math class? It grew square roots. Here, a set of 11 worksheets provide a review of plant reproduction. It includes the structure of a flower and each part's function, pollination, fertilization, seed...
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The Power of Plants

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Richard Louv states that children today suffer from nature deficit disorder because they don't spend enough time outside. The resource allows for class members to not only get outside, but they are exploring! Across six different...
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What’s Eating You?

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Introduce your class to producers, consumers, and pollinators with a reading passage. Class members read the text and respond to five related questions.
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AP: Chapter 29 and 30: Plant Diversity

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
It's a jungle out there! That is because of the tremendous diversity among plants. In this AP biology assignment, botanists answer questions about plant evolution, diversity, and reproduction. They differentiate between monocots and...
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Seed Plants: Gymnosperms and Angiosperms

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
One of the reasons plants found success on land relates to seed development. Scholars learn about many different forms of seeds and how they changed over time. It describes the structure and function of many different types of seeds in...
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Seed Dispersal Quiz

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Quiz your kids on how various plants get their seeds dispersed and ready to bloom. They will answer either wind, animal, water, or explosion as a mode of dispersal for the seeds of eight different plants. Tip: Customize this presentation...
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Plant Life Cycle

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Before you fill those pots with dirt and plant those seeds, describe the plant life cycle. Seed dispersal, germination, and pollination are all covered in this text-rich presentation. Each slide does contain quite a bit of text and...
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Wind Power

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Many have played with seed helicopters at one time or another. Learners use paper to create their own helicopters to model the Linden seed. After a discussion of seed dispersal, they take their models outside, let them go, and make...
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Seed Necklace

For Teachers K - 3rd
Seeds come in many colors, shapes, and sizes—and that variety makes for a great necklace! Young learners collect a variety of seeds during their search in a nature area. An adult then prepares the seeds to better thread them onto a cord,...
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STEMbite: Seed Dispersal

For Students 1st - 6th
Dandelion and maple tree seeds are blown and thrown to show two methods of seed dispersal. The narrator videotapes from his vantage point, his hands visible, but never his face. He examines helicopter blades as a human imitation of maple...
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Goal Setting

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars understand how they can incorporate dietary guidelines in their daily life.  In this investigative lesson students set dietary goals and incorporate an activity to learn how to create a new seed variety while studying...
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Seed Dispersal: Plant Reproduction

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
How do seeds get from a plant to the ground so they can germinate? This presentation provides the answer to seed dispersal in relation to plant reproduction. Straightforward explanations and definitions for wind, animal, burial, fruit,...
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Dandelion Seed Fecundity - Inquiry Activity

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students hypothesize as to the spread of dandelion seeds and its effectiveness. Throughout the remaining lesson, students experiment and discuss their results. This usually leads to a discussion of natural selection, populations,...
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The Sky is Falling!!

For Teachers 1st
First graders complete a variety of activities about fall. They study a plant's life cycle and what happens to plants in the fall. They make leaf rubbings and discuss seed dispersal. They write a creative story about a seed and visit a...