Seeds on the Go (ENG)

by  Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

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Milkweed fluff, maple keys, burs are all ways that plants use to move their seeds from one sprouting spot to another. If possible, collect some seeds outside and we’ll explore the connections between form and function. After your learners decide what we explore, we’ll go on our seed journey. We will examine "close-up" special features of certain dispersal methods. Finally be ready to make a simple maple key with paper, scissors and a paper clip!

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About This Program


By Request: $150.00

Fee: Regular price: $150
Canadian schools and groups will pay in Canadian dollars (CAD).
American and other international schools and groups will pay in US dollars (USD)
* HST/GST will be added for CDN schools where applicable.
* International (including US) and Indigenous schools are tax exempt.
Invoices are emailed out at the end of the month that the program happens. If you need it sooner, please let the provider know.
Payment: Cheque/ check, credit card or e-transfer


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod After school clubs Public Library: Library Patrons Various clubs such as Guides or Scouts

Minimum participants:

no minimum

Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

Booking Information

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Minimum of 48 hours notice is required for all cancellations, excluding cancellations due to nature, i.e., school closed because of snow days.
No cancellation fee will be assessed if you reschedule within two months of the original program date.
If a program is cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, no refund will be given and a cancellation fee ($60) will be charged.

About This Provider

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Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Royal Botanical Gardens is a living museum which serves local, regional and global communities while developing and promoting public understanding of the relationship between the plant world, humanity and the rest of nature.

Education at Royal Botanical Gardens encourages environmental stewardship by providing meaningful and diverse learning experiences that connect people with the wild and cultivated plant world. 
With over 15 years experience delivering engaging interactive videoconferencing programs, we offer topics that explore biodiversity, conservation, botany, plant ecology and the environment. Whether you are looking for an insect program; a program exploring wetlands, their functions and human impacts or you want to discover more about a delicious chocolate treat; we have a wide variety of plant-based programs to support and enhance your classroom needs or stimulate and entertain older adults. 
No matter where you are, your group can interact with our educators and scientists.

Karin Davidson-Taylor
905-527-1158 x249

Program Details


1. We will review what plants need to survive especially the need for space.
2. We examine close-up, examples of common wild plants' seeds.
3. Students will be able to choose what method of seed dispersal we will explore.
4. We'll play a quick memory game - Which are you - Red or Black Squirrel?
5. If time allows, we'll make a maple key/helicopter seed using the attached template.
6. Students are welcome to ask questions during or after the presentation.


The participants will:
- predict and explain how the features of seeds help the plants survive.
- ask questions and identify some needs of plants and their seeds
- describe ways in which plants and animals depend on each other
- use appropriate vocabulary to describe their investigations, explorations and observations

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ETS1A 3-5 -- Defining and Delimiting and Engineering Problem
LS1A 3-5 -- Structure and function
LS1A 6-8 -- Structure and function
LS1A K-2 -- Structure and functionAll grades: A1: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry;
A2: Understanding about scientific inquiry;
E3: Understanding about science and technology;
G1: Science as a human endeavour.
NS.K-4.3: Life Science:
C1: Characteristics of organisms;
C2: Life cycles of living things;
C3: Organisms and their environments;
F4: Changes in environments.
NS.5-8.3: Life Science:
C1: Structure and function of living systems;
C2: Reproduction and heredity;
C4: Populations and ecosystems;
C5: Diversity and adaptations of organisms;
NS.9-12.3: Life Science:
C4: Interdependence of organisms;
C6: The Behaviour of Organisms.

State Standards

Science - Living Systems
Grade 3: Growth and changes in plants
Grade 4: Habitats and communities
Grade 6: Biodiversity
Grade 7: Interaction in the Environment
Grade 11: Biology: Plants: Anatomy, Growth and Functions

Grade 4: Plant growth and changes
Grade 7: Interactions and ecosystems
Grade 9: Biological Diversity
Grade 10: Science 20: Changes in Living Systems
Grade 12: Life Science 30: Reproduction and Development