In this activity, students will match common food from the grocery store with the seeds that produce that food. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the lifecycle of their food as they learn about the plants they rely on as food.
All plants start as a seed. Seeds contain all the nutrition and information needed for the rest of the plant’s growth. After flowers are pollinated, the ovules or eggs are fertilized. The ovules will develop into seeds and become the beginning for the next generation.
Many people can easily identify the name of the plant-based food they eat, but it is a greater challenge to identify what the seeds that produce the particular food look like. Working in groups, students will discover that this challenge is achievable through critical thinking and discussion.