In this activity students will read the below description, label the parts of the seed & then color the parts according to the key. Students can choose what colors they color each part.This activity is usually done prior to our lima bean dissection or as a review. It can also be used as an assessment.
"A seed holds a tiny new plant (embryo) inside. The new plant is surrounded by a supply of food (cotyledons). Some seeds have 1 cotyledon and some have 2. Depending on the number of cotyledons, the seed will also begin to grow its first seed leaves. It is covered by a seed coat to protect it and its food until the plant begins to grow. The initial root, the radicle, will begin to grow downward in preparation for absorbing nutrients and anchoring the plant."