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CLIP 2258

Seed dispersal

Seed dispersal
Key Info
  • Seed dispersal
  • Duration: 01:15
  • 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 water 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 use animals to shift seeds around. The seeds may have handy hooks which attach to animal fur before dropping off elsewhere. Alternatively the plants might make tasty fruit to enclose the seeds, which is carried away and eaten by animals.
  • Subject:



    Green Plants: Reproduction

  • Keywords: seeds, transport, wind, float, glide, spin, water, explode, project, plant, animals, fur, fruit, eaten, Darwin, Autumn
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip provides lots of verbal and visual information about different types of seed dispersal. The clip could be used to provide part of the factual information and explanation. It could be used to stimulate further discussion about seed dispersal or to summarise learning during the plenary of a lesson.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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