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Plants: Seed DIspersal

These sites provide information on seed dispersal mechanisms: wind, water, hitchhiking, animals, and gravity. The information provided includes lessons, interactive website activities, instructional units, videos, and images. Includes links to eThemes on Plants: Life Cycles, Plants: Species and Parts, and Plants: Photosynthesis for Elementary School.

Grades

  • 1,
  • 2,
  • 3

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This PDF includes a lesson on seed dispersal (starting on page 18). Includes an activity to activate prior knowledge; provides instructions on how to test types of seed dispersal- roll test, hitchhiker test, fly test, and concludes with a reflection of lessons learned.
This site provides a lesson aimed at teaching students about the adaptations of seed structures that aid in their dispersal.
This slideshow provides an introduction to seed dispersal. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This hands-on lesson designed for younger children can be adapted to be used with older kids to learn about seed dispersal.
This lesson provides information about how seeds are planted by nature. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site requires a free subscription to access resources. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This seed dispersal activity tests student knowledge of how seeds travel.
This interactive site provides a varied look at different means of seed dispersal: wind, bursting, shakers, water, catching a lift, animal food, and drop and roll.
This 8-page PDF provides lessons on seed dispersal; includes the following activities: The Sultana Game, Wild-oat and It's ‘Performing' Seeds, Finding Out About How Fruits and Seeds Are Dispersed, and Design a Seed.
This site provides information about how plants spread seeds, other interesting facts about seeds, and a learning activity.
This interactive site provides information on seed dispersal: gravity, animals, force, wind, and water.
This interactive quiz allows students to test their knowledge of seed dispersal.
This video provides a basic overview of seed dispersal (total running time: 12:51). NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This video teaches kids all about seeds: their parts, how they germinate, and how they disperse (total running time: 4:26). NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This video teaches kids about seed types and dispersal (total running time: 2:22). NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This video explores how seeds travel or disperse (total running time: 3:33). NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This video explores seed dispersal (total running time: 1:15).
This video provides information on seed dispersal (total running time: 6:08). NOTE: The content may be better for older students. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This coloring sheet provides an illustration of different forms of seed dispersal. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This site includes pictures of the different type of seed dispersal. NOTE: This site includes ads.
These sites focus on pollination, germination, and photosynthesis in plants. There are hands-on experiments that demonstrate the characteristics of plants as well as online activities. eThemes Resources on plant species, carnivorous plants, trees, and autumn are included.
These sites have information on different species of plants as well as their parts and functions. Includes eThemes resources on carnivorous plants, plant and animal cells, and the life cycles of plants.
These sites focus on photosynthesis and plant growth. There are animations that demonstrate the photosynthesis process, and how plants grow as well as activities, games, and online quizzes. There are also links to eThemes Resources on plants: species and parts, carnivorous plants, plant's life cycles, plants: gardening, teaching with comedy, and Plants: What do Plants Need to Live?

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