Students begin this lesson by engaging in the process of classification of seeds based upon attributes or properties that describe objects in a collection. Students are introduced to the idea of classification as an organizing principle of science and are given the opportunity to classify seeds. This classification introduces students to the diversity of seeds and sets the stage for an open inquiry investigation. Students are supported as they pose a question for investigation and carry out the investigation. Other utilized skills include data collection and using the data to answer their investigation question.
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