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Seed dispersal

Seed dispersal


Plant seeds can be dispersed in a number of different ways. Some seeds are transported by wind, and have seeds designed to float, glide or spin through the air. Plants growing near a river may use the flowing water to transport their seeds. Some seed pods are designed to explode and project the seeds a good distance from the parent plant.

Many plants also use animals to carry seeds around. These seeds may have handy hooks which attach to an animal’s fur. Alternatively, the plants might make tasty fruit to enclose the seeds, which attract animals to eat them.


Activity- Use the resources below to make a leaflet about seed dispersal. Don't forget to try and make your leaflet colourful and bold.

Exploding Seed Pod