Seeds Activity Page
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Find some milkweeds or dandelions that have gone to seed. Look closely at the fluff, which has a tiny seed attached at one end. The fluff acts as a sail, enabling the seed to travel with the wind, often for great distances. Take wing with these experiments.
- Take a dandelion head or a handful of milkweed fluff and blow the seeds. How far do they travel? What conditions affect their flight—wind, rain, or the dryness of the fluff?
- Have a “race” between two or more flying seeds to see which travels the farthest, or the highest, before landing.
- Make a wish on your dandelion. If all the seeds are blown off in one puff, your wish may come true!