ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: Science (2)
Title: Hitching a Ride
Description: How can a tree grow in the middle of a field if no one planted it there?  In this lesson, students will work to find out the answer to this question by learning how seeds are dispersed.  Students will observe different types of seeds and see how they sometimes "hitch a ride" in or on animals to travel great distances.  Finally, they will use the engineering design process to make models of animals that help disperse seeds.   This lesson results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.