Seed Dispersal in Tropical Forests

This Seed Dispersal in Tropical Forests activity & project also includes:

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 analysis. Young botanists synthesize information about seed dispersal, then create experiments that generate data to prove or disprove a hypothesis they formulate.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource with the accompanying interactive to maximize differentiated instruction
  • Include an extension activity to increase the rigor of the resource
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be grouped for the activity, but individuals will need their own copy of the worksheet
  • Schedule time for groups to have Internet access to do the interactive portion of the lesson
Pros

  • The resource is adaptable enough to work in regular, honors, and AP biology classes
  • Lesson is truly engaging and gives learners the opportunity to work with real data, as well as design their own experiments for data collection
Cons

  • None
NGSS