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Seed Definition

A seed grows into new plants. For example, seeds can be found in may fruits and vegetables.

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Pollination and Seed Dispersal

Fun Facts

  • Just like animals reproduce, seeds allow plants to create offspring.
  • A plant life cycle begins with growing from a seed.
  • Trees, grasses, weeds, and vegetables are all types of plants that grow from seeds.

Why Do We Need To Know About Seed

Learning about how seeds spread helps us see how everything in nature is connected. This can also help you find a job in areas like environmental science, farming, or even making new things. For example, the way some seeds stick to animals to move around has given people ideas for things like Velcro. This is a way of using nature as inspiration to make new stuff.

Also, knowing how animals and nature help seeds move around shows us why we need to protect nature and use smart farming and city planning. Jobs in beekeeping, designing outdoor spaces, and protecting the environment all use ideas from how seeds spread. Understanding how nature works can help us make better choices in how we live and take care of our world.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a bee help move pollen?
Pollen sticks to the bee while it drinks nectar and when the bee travels to another plant to drink more nectar, some of the pollen rubs off.
How does animal fur help move a seed from one place to another?
Some seeds stick to the animal’s fur. When the animal moves to another area, the seeds could fall off when the animal scratches or rubs against something.
What are some examples of pollinators?
Bees, birds and butterflies. Anything that moves pollen from one place to another is a pollinator.
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