Design a Seed

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In this activity, learners will design a seed and test how it travels. Learners will use the Engineering Design Process to create a seed which can move from place to place. Activity includes step-by-step instructions, "what's the science" section that explains the science behind the activity, and extension ideas. This activity requires recyclable materials.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - adult

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • scissors
  • glue
  • tape
  • recycled material


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
  • Life Sciences
    • Evolution

Informal Categories

  • Nature and Environment


Access Rights:

  • Free access



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