Learn the scientific method with this fun botany investigation. This activity integrates counting with science. This is a great introductory activity for learning about flowers, pollination, and fruits. Also great for the 100th day of school.
Students will use the scientific method to answer the question:
Does the color of bell pepper affect the number of seeds inside?
Students will create a hypothesis, count and graph their data, and write a conclusion. Students and teachers will be amazed at the number of seeds inside a pepper. Along with exploring peppers students will gain an understanding that flower pollination produces fruits and seeds. They will also understand that different colored bell peppers come from the same plant. They are at different levels of maturity.
The activity meets the K-2nd Grade *Next Generation Science Standards Science and Engineering Practices and 2nd Grade Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
This activity is great for teaching how to count to 100 or higher. A fun way to celebrate the hundredth day of school.
Teachers will love its’ ease of use and students will enjoy the hands on activity.
Included in the 17 page digital download:
*Correlation to the* Next Generation Science Standards
*Teacher Tips and Ideas for Further Exploration
*Seed Collection Page
*5 Page Investigation Journal with 2 conclusion pages to choose from.
*Exploring Other Fruits Worksheet
*Answer Key and Rubric
Red, Green, Yellow, and Orange Peppers, Paper Towels, Knife for Cutting Peppers, Other types of fruits for further exploration.
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Seed Statistics: Exploring the Number of Seeds in a Bell Pepper
by Kimberly Scott
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