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The Distribution of Seeds

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The Distribution of Seeds


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You get to discover that plants lead a double life – one that most people are unaware of. Explore the life cycle of plants and unveil the various ways in which plants disperse their seeds to new environments.

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After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Explain how seed distribution happens.
  • Gives examples of the use of plant seeds in various industries.

Everything You'll Have Covered

How are fruits and seeds from plants distributed?

! Wind, water, animals, and humans all help distribute fruits and seeds. Flowers such as dandelions produce a large amount of seeds, which are contained inside special fruits that are easily carried away by wind. Water helps some fruits and seeds travel from one place to another, such as the fruit of a coconut tree. Animals carry seeds either in their beaks or on their bodies, and when they move from place to place, the seed is also transported. Humans distribute seeds by disposing of different fruits and seeds in a new location.

Why do plants produce an abundance of seeds?

~ Seeds of plants are distributed by means of wind, water, animals, etc. However, every seed cannot reach a suitable place to germinate and grow. To increase the chance of germination and growth, plants produce more seeds than will survive.

What industries other than the food production industry use plants?

~ Plants are also used in the textile industry and in the pharmaceutical industry. Cotton is a main staple fiber used in textile production.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should have a general understanding of the following terms:
Course Biology
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary animals, plants, reproduction