Seeds

The Story of Seeds

Icon: 
Book icon
Copies: 6

The world's seeds are in crisis.

Of 12,000 plant species used for human food, only about 150 are being grown for sale, only eight grains are traded throughout the world, and half of our calories come from just three: rice, wheat, and maize.

This means that our food diversity is diminishing at a shocking rate. More than on in five plants on earth are threatened with extinction. Our lives depend on all kinds of seeds, but they are facing many threats: war-torn countries, damaged habitats, and climate change, to name a few.

Lexile: 
1110L
The Story of Seeds

Exploring seeds

Icon: 
ebook icon

Details the characteristics of seeds, how they grow, and the purpose they serve toward creating new plants. Includes full-color photographs and a glossary.

Exploring seeds

Seeds and Plants (2014)

Icon: 
DVD icon
Icon: 
Streaming icon

Real World Science is a dynamic and engaging video series designed to not only convey information, but to inspire students. Each program in the series presents core scientific concepts and principles in the context of real life situations and events helping students to make real life connections to science.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:12
Seeds and Plants

Ciclos de la vida las plantas (Plant Life Cycles) (2012)

Icon: 
Streaming icon

This video explores the fascinating process of plant development from a small seed, growing into a beautiful plant, reproducing, and eventually dying.

Find the english version of this video at: Plant Life Cycles

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:10
Ciclos de la vida las plantas (Plant Life Cycles)

The Magic School Bus Complete Series Disc 2

Icon: 
DVD icon

Welcome Aboard The Magic School Bus! Are you ready for a wild ride? Grab a seat and hang on for the Emmy® award-winning animated science-adventure series based on the best-selling books.

Author: 
Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
02:41
'.$node->title.'

Plant Life Cycles (2012)

Icon: 
DVD icon
Icon: 
Streaming icon
Icon: 
Teacher's Guide icon

This video explores the fascinating process of plant development from a small seed, growing into a beautiful plant, reproducing, and eventually dying.

Find the Spanish version of this video at: Ciclos de la vida de las plantas

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:15
Plant Life Cycles

Plants with Flowers (2012)

Icon: 
DVD icon
Icon: 
Streaming icon
Icon: 
Teacher's Guide icon

Flowers are everywhere. This wonderful video defines what a flower is and the parts that make up a flower, as well as the importance of flowering plants in our lives.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:10
Plants with Flowers

What are Plants? (2004)

Icon: 
DVD icon

This program explores the diversity of plants and introduces the important characteristics plants have in common: photosynthesis, cell walls, and reproducing by seeds and spores. The importance of plants in everyday life is stressed. Terminology includes: oxygen, fruits, vegetables, seeds, and spores. Includes guide.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:14
What are Plants?

The Biology of Plants (1997)

Icon: 
Streaming icon
Icon: 
Teacher's Guide icon

Clear graphic animation is used to describe the molecular level mechanisms of photosynthesis. Major plant groups include mosses, liverworts, ferns, horsetails, and the seed plants (gymnosperms and flowering plants). This is a good general introduction to the members of the green kingdom and their life cycles.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
00:18
The Biology of Plants