3rd Grade Seed Saving

Saving Broccoli SeedsLet’s rewind back to Summer 2013 when our 3rd graders returned to the garden at the beginning of the school year. Since adaptations is an area of study for 3rd grade, we explored the characteristics of different seeds and how they are adapted to replant themselves, such as by flying, clinging, floating, etc. Seed stations were identified ahead of time with a color print out of the seed name and image of the plant/seed. Once students finished recording their seeds on their “Seed Savers” handout, they had the opportunity to take their seeds home in envelopes to replant, which has been a big hit for all grade levels. Summer and late Spring is a great time to save seeds in a school garden so be sure to let some of your plants go to seed even if you’ve finished harvesting.  Seed Savers WorksheetTaping Down Found SeedsSaving Chard and Nigella Seeds

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