round seeds: 3 long seeds: 4 small seeds: 5 twigs: 7 grass: 8 seeds: 7
The students go out in teams and walk through a grassy area with socks over their shoes to see what kind of things will get stuck on them.
Once they're done outside, the teacher and students will return to the classroom to make note of what they found on their socks, particularly if any seeds were found.
After discussing the seeds, the teacher will then ask the students how furry animals may be similar to their socks, then the class will discuss how animals work to spread seeds around an environment.
The students will act as "seed carriers" by planting some of the seeds they found in shoe boxes filled with soil, making sure to water them regularly to help them grow, while also measuring the plant growth every 5 days.
Students will also be able to experiment as "seed carriers" at home by planting seeds found in their own neighborhood.
With their newfound knowledge, students will be able to confidently discuss the topic of seed dispersal via wildlife interaction and how it affect s the environment.