Blowing in the Wind ? Wind Dispersal
Activity A reinforces the information they are given in the reading while Activity B offers a hands on experiment in the sort of aerodynamics a seed needs in order to be carried by the wind.
• The children will be able to understand and explain the concept of wind dispersal.
The children will be able to describe the different ways in which seeds are adapted for wind dispersal.
Fortunately, when plants are ready to send their seeds out there are a number of methods they can use to scatter or disperse them. Some plants have seeds which stick to passing animals or people, some have seeds which float on water and still others have seed pods which burst open so violently that they scatter the seeds far and wide. The plants we are going to learn about today have seeds which have adapted to be carried on the wind.