FoodPrints Curriculum

Comparing Seeds


Applying Math in the Garden & Kitchen

Standards Alignment:

Next Generation Science Standards

Common Core Math

Common Core ELA

Grade Level:



Winter / January


The purpose of this lesson is for students to become familiar with the ways that seeds vary in color, shape and size. They will dissect fruits to compare and classify their seeds and explore the structure and function of fruits and seeds by building models and making observations. They will also work with a variety of seeds to practice sorting, counting, addition and subtraction. 

Big Idea

All fruits have seeds and different fruits have different kinds of seeds.

Guiding Questions

  • How can we use math when investigating seeds? 
  • How can seeds be classified by their attributes?