Elemental Gardeners Seeds can be utilized alone or in conjunction with the other six Elemental Gardeners lessons for a complete unit of study on growing edible plants and living sustainability.
In this lesson plan students will learn the importance of seeds in growing plants. Students will explore how to read a seed packet, examine the stages of seed germination, and can discuss the different ways seeds are dispersed in nature. How and why seeds are saved for further planting is explored along with seed array patterns for planting seeds in a garden.
This lesson plan includes educational literature, a Seed Array Garden Planning Challenge activity, a Seed Mix and Match game, a Seed Dispersal Relay game, a vocabulary list, and a suggested reading list. For teachers in Virginia this lesson plan also provides SOL Math and Science Objectives alignments.