Seed dispersal and catapults

Today we have been at Highfield House, investigating seed dispersal at two workshops. We made helicopters and catapults to help us see how some plants disperse their seeds.

The young people should have come home with an envelope containing 6 lolly sticks, 6 elastic bands and an instruction sheet. You can find more instructions, activities and information about the catapults here.

To may want to make this super seed spinner (RHS) which is similar to the helicopter you made today.

To investigate more flying things, you could try our fish tumblers activity or our paper aeroplane investigation.

If you want more activities involving seeds, why not try our seed bomb activity or investigate what happens when you grow seeds in plastic bags here.

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