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Seeds and Pollination: Investigating the Number of Seeds in Bell Peppers

Seeds and Pollination:  Investigating the Number of Seeds in Bell Peppers
Seeds and Pollination:  Investigating the Number of Seeds in Bell Peppers
Seeds and Pollination:  Investigating the Number of Seeds in Bell Peppers
Seeds and Pollination:  Investigating the Number of Seeds in Bell Peppers
Seeds and Pollination:  Investigating the Number of Seeds in Bell Peppers
Seeds and Pollination:  Investigating the Number of Seeds in Bell Peppers
Seeds and Pollination:  Investigating the Number of Seeds in Bell Peppers
Seeds and Pollination:  Investigating the Number of Seeds in Bell Peppers
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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
*Background Information
*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
*Graphic Credits and Terms of Use

Supplies Needed
Red, Green, Yellow, and Orange Peppers, Paper Towels, Knife for Cutting Peppers, Other types of fruits for further exploration.

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Yours in Science,
Kimberly Scott

All parts of the journal are copyrighted. Please review the terms of use in the download.


Seed Statistics: Exploring the Number of Seeds in a Bell Pepper by Kimberly Scott is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Total Pages
17 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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