From Seed to Plant

Via hands-on activities, students will embark on the incredible journey of a seed. Students will learn how seeds are made and will be "pollinators" helping flowers to produce seeds. They will discover the diverse adaptations plants have developed for dispersal of seeds and play a game to see what factors help or harm a seed's growth. In the Greenhouse, students will plant seeds in pots that they will take home at the end of the day.

Program length: 1 ½ - 2 hours

This program emphasizes the following New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for Science:

5.1 D: Participate Productively in Science

5.2 A: Properties of Matter

5.2 C: Forms of Energy

5.3 A: Organization and Development

5.3 B: Matter and Energy Transformations

5.3 C: Interdependence

5.3 D: Heredity and Reproduction

5.3 E: Evolution and Diversity

5.4 C: Properties of Earth Materials

5.4 E: Energy in Earth Systems

5.4 G: Biogeochemical Changes