Seed Dispersal Name: _______________________ One extremely important attribute or characteristic of a plant is its method of seed dispersal. This refers to one of the plant’s methods of reproduction. Many plants have developed specialized “fruits” which allows the seeds to become more widespread. Dispersal Methods- Notes Wind: Gliding Wind: Tumbling Animal: Ingestion Animal: Hitchhiking Animal: Scatter-hoarding Types of “Fruit” and Dispersal Mechanism Type/Example Method Gliding Tumbling Ingestion Hitchhiking Scatter-hoarding Sketch Please answer these questions in complete sentences. 1. Make a double bubble map for the two dispersal methods. Be as detailed as possible. 2. Explain how a plant adapts to its environment. Give an example in your answer. ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ 3. How do you think a seed like this would be transported? Give a reason for your answer. _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ 4. Draw a seed that will stick to the fur of an animal really well. Make sure to label your picture. Life Science Standard: uses evidence to develop a scientific explanation of plants/animals need to survive and the similarities and differences among organisms. Life Science Standard: uses evidence to develop a scientific explanation about how organisms adapt to their environments.