Students will watch this brief and informative video which shows an example of how a plant is dependent on birds to move its seeds around. After watching, use our supplemental discussion questions to spark classroom dialogue and gauge your young learners' understanding and curiosity!
How Seeds Travel (PDF) Lesson Plan
1. How do people spread seeds in the garden?
2. How do birds help plants spread their seeds?
3. What would happen if there were no birds?
4. Have you ever helped a plant by planting seeds?
2-LS2-2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
Students who demonstrate understanding can: Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.
Disciplinary Core Ideas LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
Plants depend on animals for pollination or to move their seeds around.
Crosscutting Concepts: Structure and Function
The shape and stability of structures of natural and designed objects are related to their function(s).
Science and Engineering Practices: Developing and Using Models
Modeling in K-2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to include using and developing models (i.e., diagram, drawing, physical replica, diorama, dramatization, or storyboard) that represent concrete events or design solutions. Develop a simple model based on evidence to represent a proposed object or tool.