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Seed Dispersal
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Seed Dispersal


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Grade Level Grades K-2
Resource Type Activity
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards

About This Lesson

Plants make seeds that can grow into new plants, but if the seeds just fall to the ground under the parent plant, they might not get enough sun, water or nutrients from the soil. Because plants cannot walk around and take their seeds to other places, they have methods to disperse (move) their seeds. The most common methods are wind, water, animals, explosion and fire. In this lesson students will use an integrated approach of literacy, math and science to learn how seeds are dispersed within ecosystems.



Seed dispersal lesson.pdf

February 13, 2020
1.54 MB
Giant Sequoias Need Fire | National Geographic
Remote video URL


Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
2 Reviews
Fantastic resources, instructions and rubric!
January 28, 2021
The students loved this lesson. It definitely takes several days to complete.
May 01, 2018