The Great Plant Escape
Is It Dust, Dirt, Dandruff or a Seed?

Case Brief

Here are your goals and key ideas to learn in Case #3!


When you finish this case, you should be able to:

  • Talk about the importance of seeds.

  • Tell what is needed for a seed to germinate.

  • Describe the differences in seeds and tell how they survive.

  • Describe nonflowering plants that produce seed-like structures (mushrooms, ferns).

  • Describe a seed's structure and what's needed for seed growth.

  • List seeds that are used for food.


While you're solving the mysteries, pay special attention to these key ideas:

  • Seeds can remain alive over a long period of time, but they only grow when there are the proper conditions.

  • Some seeds have special structures that let them move from one place to another.

  • Seeds have different shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns.

  • Seeds have special needs that must be met to germinate.

  • Seeds have specific parts.

Now go on to the Facts of the Case!

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