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Seed Surgeon


Students will dissect a seed, identify the parts, and the importance of each of the parts.


30 minutes


  1. Pass out a soaked bean to each student on a napkin. Make observations.
  2. Gently rub the seed between two fingers to detach the seed coat.
  3. Split the seed in two.
  4. Observe what’s inside. Option: use a hand lens/magnifying glass.
  5. Draw, describe, and label the parts of the seed.

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