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From Mrs Adamson and Miss Odell

12th October 2017


In Science this term, we have been looking at the methods that plants use to disperse their seeds. There are five main ways, can you remember them all?


One lesson involved us having a paper clip ‘seed’ and designing a way of dispersing it, thinking about how we could get it to float on the wind. The children thought about what would affect how well the seed would disperse. These are the ideas we came up with:

  • Shape

  • Size

  • Weight

  • Material

  • Colour (although some of us thought this may help attract animals, lots of us did not think it would affect how the seed was carried by the wind).


The children then designed their seeds using a range of materials including paper, card, masking tape, glue and tissue paper.

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After that, we created the seeds. They looked great!

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Finally, we tested our seeds and how well they dispersed, then evaluated them, thinking carefully about improvements we could make.

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