FoodPrints Curriculum

Seed Dispersal


Understanding Plant Parts

Standards Alignment:

Next Generation Science Standards

Common Core ELA

Grade Level:

1st Grade


Fall / November


The purpose of this lesson is for students to study seeds that fly and understand why and how seeds disperse. Students will closely observe seeds in different ways and design their own plant to explore the various ways that seeds travel. They will also learn different ways to collect and save seeds. This lesson can also be used to support the DCPS 1st Grade ELA Unit Taking Flight.

Big Idea

Seeds have structures that help them travel.

Guiding Questions

  • How do seed structures help them travel?
  • How do seeds that can travel help plants?

Instructional video geared for students to support teaching this lesson