a variety of seeds, such
as carrot, watermelon,
sunflower, apple, peach,
maple tree, and flowers
Skills: Content-area reading, Writing,
Compare and contrast
1. Discuss the different ways that seeds travel from
a parent plant, such as hitchhiking on an animal's
fur, travelling by air, or floating in water. Describe
characteristics of the seeds that indicate how they
travel, such as hooks or air wisps.
2. Provide a variety of seeds for students to view using Zoomy.
3. Have each
they are a
write short stories
about the journey
they will take from
their parents to
where they will
details about how they will
travel, such as by air or on an animal's back.
4. Have students
that travels using
the same method
they wrote about.
seed with Zoomy
and print and use
the photo to
5. Display students' stories and photos in the
classroom for conferences and upload and share
the work with families and caregivers on your
6. Use Zoomy to take magnified photos of seeds.
Have students label and categorize the seeds
by their methods of travel. Students can create
a picture of how the seeds in their school's