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Seed Dispersal Definition

Seed dispersal moves seeds to new places. For example, wind blows dandelion seeds away from their parent plant.

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Pollination and Seed Dispersal

Fun Facts

  • Coconuts float in the ocean for seed dispersal.
  • Animals eat fruit and poop out seeds elsewhere.
  • Maple seeds spin like a helicopter, aiding wind dispersal.

Why Do We Need To Know About Seed Dispersal

Learning about how seeds spread can help us come up with new technology. For example, the idea for Velcro came from how seeds stick to animal fur. Studying seeds can lead to new inventions that we use every day and in many kinds of work.

Knowing how seeds spread is very useful in jobs like farming, protecting the environment, and creating new materials. Knowing how seeds move naturally can help us come up with eco-friendly materials. Learning about seeds is important for making things better for people and for nature.

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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