Seed Adaptations for Dispersal

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 adaptation and dispersal. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Speak to a local garden nursery about donating seeds for the activity 
  • Visit your school's garden or take a walk around the campus to observe different types of plants 
  • If you have leftover seeds send them home for pupils to plant or plant them around the classroom 
Classroom Considerations

  • Mentions locations specific to the city in which the lesson plan was created 
  • The activity is the eighth piece of 17 in an ecosystem-themed unit 

  • Includes a brief evaluation using an exit card 
  • Provides sentence frames 

  • Photos are low quality