Middle School Resource: Seed By Design by NYSATL
Middle School Resource
Seed By Design
In this learning experience, students design, construct, test and draw conclusions about artificial wind-dispersed seeds in a controlled environment.
After examining samples of naturally-occurring wind-dispersed seeds, students will design, construct, and test student-designed “artificial wind-dispersed” seeds under a controlled environment. After analysis of data collected from trial runs, students will then assess and determine modifications for a “redesign” of their artificial seeds. Modified seeds will then be tested under the same controlled environment and data will be recorded for analysis. Students then interpret, compare, and evaluate the original to the modified seed and determine desirable characteristics for wind-dispersed seeds.
Students will design, construct, test and draw conclusions about artificial wind-dispersed seeds in a controlled environment.
Related NY State Academic Standards: MST5.ED1, MST6.OT6, MST7.SR2 and more!