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
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Biology: Life Cycles (2)
Activities in this lesson
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
Teaching Site
Carnarvon Elementary
Selkirk Elementary