From Seed To Plant


Characteristics of Plants
580 CHA
1 DVD, 18 minutes.
This program takes young viewers to a banana plantation and introduces them to the parts of a plant; it showcases the life cycle of a bean plant, and visits a desert to discover the unique adaptation of a cactus. Discussion questions and activities.
Series: Science Clips for Children. Grades K-4

Magic School Bus: Goes to Seed
580 MAG
1 VHS videocassette 30 minutes
 Ms. Frizzle's class explores gardens, plants, and insects.

How Seeds Get Here and There
582 HOW
1 VHS videocassette, 16 minutes
How did that weed get in the garden? Why do dandelions pop up in different places? How do plants spread from one place to another, even where there are miles of water in between? Seeds can't walk, or swim, or fly, or can they? Come with us on a fascinating field trip as our eight-year-olds discover how seeds move. One finds that even he carries a few hitchhikers. Another flies through the air on a dandelion seed. And they all take part in the "great seed chase".

What Do Seeds Do?
582 WHA
1 VHS videocassette, 11 minutes
Shows how a seed grows into a plant capable of supplying its own food and producing its own seed. Gives examples of corn, bean, maple tree, foxtail, and milkweed seeds.

Seeds! Seeds! Seeds!
E SEE
1 VHS videocassette, 15 minutes.
 Buddy Bear learns about different kinds of seeds and their uses when he opens a package sent by his grandfather.

All About Plant Pollination : Fruit, Flowers, and Seeds
581 ALL
1 VHS videocassette, 24 minutes + 1 teacher's guide
An introduction to the processes of pollination and reproduction in plants, including the development of flowers, fruit and seeds.

Corn Life Cycle
630 COR
1 corn life cycle model. Grade Level: K - 12
Displays seed, seedling, small tassel. Immature ear is dissected to show silks and fruit, and ear sectioned to show damage done by earworm. Labeled.

Dicot Seed
582 DIC
1 dicot seed model
Exhibits a large buckeye dicot seed that has been germinated and opened to show structures. Labeled.


Diversity of Plants: Seed Producers
580 DIV
12 study prints. Grade Level: 1 - 12
Titles: Living Fossil; A Tree Study; A Strange Plant; Pampas Grass; An Early Bloomer; A Poisonous Plant; A Water Plant; A Cactus Twin; An Air Plant; An Insect Eater; A Plant Parasite; Living Stones.

Grains
630 GRA
1 grains model
Displays mature heads on sections of rice, wheat, rye, oats, corn, buckwheat, milo, and millet. Includes individual seeds. Labeled.

Seed Fruits
582 SEE
1 seed fruits model.
Displays twelve different types of fruit. Labeled. Titles: Sunflower; Maple; Pecan; Wheat; Apple; Pea; Cherry; Lily; Mulberry; Huckleberry; Blackberry.

What is a Seed?
580 WHA
1 cassette, 28 paperback books, 6 dittos, 1 teachers guide.
Examines different kinds of seeds, how they develop into plants, ways they travel. Includes read-along cassette. 

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Central Instructional Media Center
Address: 510 NW 31st St., Corvallis, Oregon 97330
Phone: 541-757-5923
Fax: 541-757-4589
Staff: Kimberly McIntyre, Circulation & Science Kits