Scholars are currently learning about the structures of life, particularly the origin of seeds. We are discovering the following things:
- seeds develop in the plant part called a fruit
- different kinds of fruits have different kinds and numbers of seed; seeds have a variety of properties
- a seed is an organism, a living thing
- seeds undergo developmental changes in the presence of water
- a seed grows into a new plant
- seeds move away from parent plants via, animals, wind, and water
The following investigations keep us engaged in class:
1. Observe and compare properties of seeds and fruit.
2. Investigate the effect of water on seeds.
3. Monitor and record daily changes in seeds.
4. Compare the mass of dry seeds to those soaked in water.