This is a Hands-On investigation that asks the key question “What is inside a seed?”
Students will begin by completing an anticipation guide to think about the purpose and components of seeds, use a dichotomous key to sort seeds and examine the seed coat of various seeds, hypothesize what the interior of a seed looks like, dissect a pinto bean to examine the parts of a seed, and draw a diagram of a seed.
The follow-up activities include planting seeds to explore the germination process.
Background information- INCLUDED
Step By Step Instruction- INCLUDED
Anticipation Guide- INCLUDED
Dichotomous Key- INCLUDED
Family Guide- INCLUDED
-Bags of Assorted Beans
-Books: The Tiny Seed by Eric Carl and From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons