This lesson provides information and resources for students to learn about seeds and create a nature notebook. This unit is designed to last about one week, depending on how many days you teach science and how much you do each day.
|All About Seeds||(no rating)|
This site provides a excellent, interesting introduction to seeds, seed parts, and germination.
This great, image-laden site has an excellent explanation of the ways that seeds are dispersed. The page includes a sidebar that discusses what the term "dispersal" means.
|From Wheat Seed to Table|
This page is full of colorful, comic style illustrations that show, step by step, how farmers, millers, and bakers turn wheat seeds into yummy food!
|Images of 600 Seeds||(no rating)|
The Seed Site contains images of 600 assorted seeds sorted by shape and size.
|Blowing in the Wind||(no rating)|
This page identifies common plants whose seeds are dispersed by the wind, and includes many photos. Children will be familiar with many of these seed types and may find them while on a nature walk.
|Grow Corn from Popcorn||(no rating)|
This simple activity lets you use a plastic bag and some dirt to sprout popcorn kernels!
|Make a Mr. Grasshead|
Kids will love to watch Mr. Grasshead's hair grow! Just use some grass seed, pantyhose, and a yogurt cup.
|Take a Seed-Sock Nature Walk||(no rating)|
This fun nature walk activity will give children a nice change of pace, and give them experience in finding seeds and noticing their differences and similarities.
|Secret Seed Garden||(no rating)|
Have fun in this great seed activity by seeing what surprise seeds sprout in your secret garden.
|Memory Work - Little Brown Seeds Poem||(no rating)|
This poem about "Little Brown Seeds" is perfect for memory work with your child or just to read together for fun and poetry enjoyment.
|Make a Seed Grow||(no rating)|
This online growth simulation lets your child demonstrate the knowledge he's gained by clicking on the items needed to plant and grow a seed.
|Catch the Seeds||(no rating)|
Help the Lorax catch the Truffula seeds so you can plant trees in this fun online game.
|Time-Lapse Video of Seed Sprouting||(no rating)|
This brief yet fascinating video uses time-lapse photography to show a row of radish seeds sprouting and developing roots, stems, and leaves.
|Animated Story about Seeds||(no rating)|
Read this animated story to your child, and help convey the idea that though many seeds are produced every year, only the ones that find themselves landing in the right special circumstances grow up and flourish.
List of any helpful books, games, toys, kits, lapbooks, curriculum, etc., that may be purchased to enhance the learning experience: