LO: To know how flowers disperse their seeds.

Watch the video: Seed dispersal https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/znvfb9q

Plant seeds can be dispersed in a number of different ways. Some seeds are transported by wind, and have seeds designed to float, glide or spin through the air. Plants growing near a river may use the flowing water to transport their seeds. Some seed pods are designed to explode and project the seeds a good distance from the parent plant.

Many plants also use animals to carry seeds around. These seeds may have handy hooks which attach to an animal’s fur. Alternatively, the plants might make tasty fruit to enclose the seeds, which attract animals to eat them.

Watch the video on Year 3 St John's Youtube channel of Mrs Smith's exploding seed pod activity

What happened when the seed pod (balloon) exploded? https://youtu.be/enxN8LM_6x8

Sort these seeds into how they could be dispersed. There can be more than one way. Can you find any more?


Eaten by animals

Carried by animals