Jackson Street Seed Investigation

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The Jackson Street second grade investigated how seeds become new plants.  One part of the process is the dispersal of the seed from the plant.  The teacher’s explanation is below. Follow the link above to see the students’ full work.


Seed Dispersal: many plants start as seeds! there are a lot of different types of seeds, all with unique shapes. In order for more plants to grow, seeds need to move away from the parent plant and grow into a new plant. Plants depend on wind, water, and animals to disperse their seeds. Students modeled seed dispersal by creating three different seed flyers including a glider, a rotocopter, and a spinner and investigated how each seed flyers' structure helped the seed disperse and hopefully keep it out of the "zone of darkness"!