Flowers, fruits and seeds

Private Life of plants episode 1

https://archive.org/details/ThePrivateLifeOfPlants_581

Students are asked to bring a seed from home. The seed may come from the garden or kitchens. Using the digital mircoscopes examine the seeds and try and guess what type of seed it is.

What do you think might happen after the flower has been pollinated?

We are going to be investigating the insides of fruits to look at the seeds and their arramgements within the fruits.

Draw a cross section of a number of fruits in your science books.

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The role of fruit in the plant’s life cycle is to protect the seeds until they are ready to be released and to assist in dispersal.

Whay are some fruits good to eat?

How will this help spread the seeds away from the plant?

Why do the seeds need to be spread away from the plant?

Why do plants need to make seeds?

Can you design a method of seed dispersal using sunflower or pumpkin seeds?

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After pollination, the ovary of the flower ripens into a fruit and the ovules develop into seeds.

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