Seeds and Fruits

Seeds and Fruits

by Melanie Waldron


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Seeds and fruits carry out vital jobs for all flowering plants. New plants are created from seeds and fruits help to protect and spread those seeds. This book provides readers with a complete and comprehensive understanding of the role of seeds and fruit, their structure and how they are brilliantly designed to do these jobs. Clear diagrams, engaging text, and stunning photographs are used to explain the huge variation in seeds and fruits, what seeds and fruit are for, the parts of a flowering plant, how seeds are made, what's inside a seed, what seeds need to germinate, different types of fruit, methods plants use to disperse seeds, and our relationship with seeds and fruits. A wide range of examples present readers with seeds and fruit they will be familiar with plus spectacular and unusual examples from around the world. These demonstrate what different seeds and fruit have in common and some incredible seed and fruit adaptations that allow plants to survive in different conditions and habitats. Two simple activities help stimulate thought, reinforce learning, and bring the concepts to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410962829
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Plant Parts
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 781,591
Product dimensions: 7.69(w) x 10.38(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Melanie Waldron worked in children's publishing for many years before becoming a full-time author. She has written many non-fiction books for young people and specializes in science and geography topics.

Table of Contents

Seeds and Fruits Galore! 4

Parts of Flowering Plants 6

Becoming a Seed 8

Not Just for Eating! 10

Try This! 12

Delicious Fruits 14

Wind, Water, and Walking 16

Dropping, Shaking, and Bursting 18

Inside a Seed 20

A New Plant 22

Try This! 24

Seeds and Fruits Around the World 26

Seeds, Fruits, and Us 28

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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