Characteristics of Plants
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
1 VHS videocassette 30 minutes
Ms. Frizzle's class explores gardens, plants, and insects.
How Seeds Get Here and There
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?
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!
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
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
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.
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
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.
1 grains model
Displays mature heads on sections of rice, wheat, rye, oats, corn, buckwheat, milo, and millet. Includes individual seeds. Labeled.
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?
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.