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Rhonda Heatherly

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Seed Dispersal Device - a Real World STEAM Challenge!

In order to beautify your neighborhood 🏑🏠, you want to plant flowers 🌷🌻🌼 in a parkway or create a large garden πŸŒ½πŸ…πŸ for the community! The area you want to cover is LARGE and you don't have a lot of time βŒ› to spread the seeds.🌱 Challenge: Use the Engineering Design Process to design something that can disperse seeds quickly and over a large area! 1. You can tap the link to see some of the adaptations plants have developed to spread seeds to areas where they have a chance to grow and reproduce. 2. Next, use the Engineering Design Process to solve the challenge! ➑1st Step: ASK What is the problem? Answer - I want to spread seeds quickly and as far as I can. What can I design to help me do that?? ➑2nd Step: IMAGINE Brainstorm as many solutions to the problem as you can. Remember, when you are brainstorming, there are no limits - be creative! What can you design to hold a lot of seeds at once? How can you spread those seeds over a large area without having to move around to each spot where you want a seed? ➑3rd Step: PLAN Pick one or two of your best ideas to plan out with more detail. Draw your plan and label the materials you would need! ➑4th Step: CREATE Choose your best plan and build it with the materials you have available. ➑5th Step: TEST Find a way to test your idea and based on the results... ➑6th Step: IMPROVE Make improvements to your design! 3. Tap to add a photo or video of your idea, the pen to share a drawing, and/or the mic to tell how your design would help you spread your seeds quickly and over a large area. 4. Tap check when you are finished to share your work!

1st Grade, 3rd Grade, 2nd Grade, Art, Science, STEAM
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Video is from SciShow Kids YouTube Channel: How Plant Seeds Travel the World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqgVks9NViQ