Science KS1 / KS2: The spreading of seeds in Autumn

Science monkey superhero Dr Brain and a team of young scientists discover more about the seasons.

In Autumn the trees and plants lose their leaves and seeds.

These seeds are dispersed and carried to new locations where they can grow into plants themselves.

Dr Brain and his team look at how windy weather and animals can carry these seeds to new locations so that the life cycle can start all over again.

In winter food is scarce for many animals, so the team make bird feeders out of plastic bottles and wooden spoons.

This short film is from the BBC series, Ultimate Brain: Mad Lab.

Teacher Notes

This could be used as an introduction to how seeds grow into plants.

Pupils learning about the difference in seasons could use this short film to discuss what happens in Autumn.

Curriculum Notes

These short films are suitable for teaching science at Key Stage 1 and 2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and First and Second Level in Scotland.

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