The Great Plant Escape
Is It Dust, Dirt, Dandruff or a Seed?


The Seed Within

You'll need:

lima bean that has been soaked in water overnight

magnifier or magnifying glass

Take your soaked lima bean and remove its coat. What do you think the purpose of this seed coat is?

Now open the seed up and what do you see inside? On a piece of paper, draw what you see and label the parts.

Now that you know all about seeds, go on to Case #4 to learn how plants use flowers and other parts to reproduce.

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