A Little Background
How would they build a model and what materials would they need? I created a list of materials and they could choose what was needed for the dispersal method they were designing. This turned out to be challenging!
Dispersal by Animals and Wind
Dispersal by Gravity and Attachment
Dispersal by Water and Explosion
EXPLOSION DISPERSAL – This dispersal method was, by far, the one all the kids wanted. They just loved thinking about placing seeds inside a balloon and then popping the balloon to create the exploding and seed dispersal. We had a lot of fun watching the testing of those seed filled balloons. Every single time a balloon popped someone would scream!
Did We Have Problems with This one?
“It’s a dog. When you put a seed inside the white cup on the left it will travel all the way through and come out the other end. Why can’t you see the dog’s head? Because that dog has just been to the vet and it’s wearing a cone!”
You have to admit that is really funny!