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Lesson Plan

Seeds

Summary: 
Look at real seeds (outdoors or in) then design wind blown seeds using tissue paper, feathers and other materials.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Biology: Life Cycles (2)
Activities in this lesson plan: 
Procedure: 

Discussion to introduce seeds. Ideas to bring up:
Fall is the time when many plants make seeds. Seeds have protective coatings that allow them to survive the colder winter. They commonly germinate into a plant when the warmer weather returns in the Spring.
Seeds are made to spread a plant to new places. The seeds are dispersed to new places where they have their own water and nutrients without competing with the parent plant.

Seed hunt activity.

Wind blown seed design activity.

Grades taught: 
Gr 2
Gr 4
Gr 5
Teacher: 
Despina Petrellis
Heidi Ravenel
Kathryn Mazzone
Teaching Site: 
Carnarvon Elementary
Selkirk Elementary
Lesson plan originally developed and delivered: 

Selkirk Elementary