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Seed Travel with Zoomy™
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Time:
10-15 Minutes
Materials: Zoomy™,
a variety of seeds, such
as carrot, watermelon,
sunflower, apple, peach,
maple tree, and flowers
Skills: Content-area reading, Writing,
           Compare and contrast


Grades: K-3
Whole Class
Grouping:
Model
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.
Guide
2. Provide a variety of seeds for students to view using Zoomy.

3. Have each
student pretend
they are a seed.
Have students
write short stories
about the journey
they will take from
their parents to
where they will
land and sprout.
Have students
include specific
details about how they will travel, such as by air or on an animal's back.
4. Have students
use Zoomy to
identify a seed
that travels using
the same method
they wrote about.
Students
photograph the
seed with Zoomy
and print and use
the photo to
illustrate their
stories.
Assess
5. Display students' stories and photos in the classroom for conferences and upload and share the work with families and caregivers on your website.
Extend
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 environment travel.
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