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Modify a Seed

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This s a simple and fun classroom activity where students exercise their creativity by coming up with various methods to disperse a seed away from a parent plant.  By providing students with a dry kidney bean (the "seed"), a method of dispersal (ie. carried, flung, digested, or float), and a pile of junk, groups will come up with an adaptation to fit their dispersal method and demonstrate to the class.
Material Type: Assignment
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: September 04, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 15, 2011
Keywords: plant, adaptations, seeds, lab, evolution, activity, biology


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Primary Audience: Grade School, Middle School, High School
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Language: English
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