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Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 12:38:46 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Design a seed
This was an idea I used this year to enrich a
unit of study on plants and animals in the
3rd grade. The students really enjoyed getting
creative with the idea.
Design a seed
This is an acitivity that can be used with any
K-6 classroom. To enrich a study of plants
and seeds, students can design a traveling
device for a seed. After researching
the various ways seeds travel (by wind,
water, air, animals), students can create
a new traveling device for a seed that
will take it far from the mother plant
to germinate and grow. For instance,
using the example of a dandelion:
a dandelion seed travels by opening up
a parachute and being carried by the wind.
Students can use materials such as paper,
modeling clay, toothpicks, cotton, feathers,
pipe cleaners...any variety of materials.
This is a great way for students to
show their understanding of how seeds
travel by creating a physical model of
a new traveling device for a seed.
Design a Seed
A shady plant or a sunny one?
Maple Seed Science
an origami bird
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