All About Seeds!


First graders learn all about seeds.  In this biology lesson, 1st graders discover: what a fruit is, what is inside of seeds, and how seeds are transported.

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What does a seed need to grow into a plant? What is inside a seed? In a fun and engaging lesson, young scientists learn all about what it takes for a seed to become a plant as they listen to a story, examine the inside of a germinated seed, watch their own seeds sprout, and draw the steps of a seed's growth.

Sprouting an Interest in Seeds and Plants

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Seed Diversity

Students explore agriculture by researching different seeds. In this seed identification lesson, students collaborate in small groups to analyze a package of different seeds. Students utilize a magnifying glass to examine each seed specifically and record their observations before making an identification.

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Dinofours My Seeds Won't Grow

Pupils read the book, Dinofours My Seeds Won't Grow, and discuss the things a seed needs to grow. They plant their own seeds and watch as they grow.

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All Sorts of Seeds!

First graders compare seeds and explore how they are carried through the environment.

Dinofours My Seeds Won't Grow

Students listen to a read aloud, Dinofours My Seeds Won't Grow. They talk about what plants need to grow and study the parts of plants. They discuss what types of plants we eat after which they plant a seed in order to observe the growth process.

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