Nr. 41

Seeds (N-41)

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The requirements for the Seeds honor are as follows:

     

  1. What is the main purpose of a seed?

     

  2. What foods were first given to man in the Garden of Eden?

     

  3. Identify from a seed sprout or a drawing and know the purpose of each of these parts of a seed: seed coat, cotyledon, embryo.

     

  4. Know four different methods by which seeds are scattered by the plant. Name three kinds of plants that scatter their seeds by each method.

     

  5. Know ten kinds of seeds that we use for food.

     

  6. Know five kinds of seeds that are used as sources of oil.

     

  7. Know five kinds of seeds that are used for spices.

     

  8. What conditions are necessary for a seed to sprout?

     

  9. Make a collection of 30 different kinds of seeds, only ten of which may be collected from commercial seed packages. Label each kind with its name, date collected, and locality where collected.
Skill Level 1

 

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The helps
for the Seeds honor are as follows:

     

  1. What is the main purpose of a seed? - The main purpose of a seed is to continue their own kind.

     

  2. What foods were first given to man in the Garden of Eden? - The first foods in the garden of Eden were fruits, nuts and grains.

     

  3. Identify from a seed sprout or a drawing and know the purpose of each of these parts of a seed:
    1. seed coat - protective outer covering
    2. cotyledon - seed leaves, they are stored with plant food; chiefly albumen and starchy oily matter
    3. embryo - the part that will become the new plant.

     

  4. Know four different methods by which seeds are scattered by the plant. Name three kinds of plants that scatter their seeds by each method. -
    1. Seeds that have wings:
      1. Basswood
      2. Maple
      3. Elm
      4. Pine
      5. Ash
    2. Seeds that travel by wind(scatters):
      1. Milkweed
      2. Iris
      3. Poppy
      4. Cotton
      5. Thistle
    3. Seeds that hitch hike:
      1. Burrs
      2. Stick tight
      3. Spanish mead
    4. Seeds that travel by water:
      1. American lotus
      2. Coconut
      3. "Most winged seeds float"
    5. Seeds that pop from plants:
      1. Violet
      2. Witch hazel
      3. Touch-me-not

     

  5. Know ten kinds of seeds that we use for food. -
    1. Rice
    2. Corn
    3. Oats
    4. Beans
    5. Melons
    6. Egg plant
    7. Tomatoes
    8. Pumpkins
    9. Peas
    10. Cucumbers

     

  6. Know five kinds of seeds that are used as sources of oil. -
    1. Sunflower
    2. Castor
    3. Palms
    4. Soybean
    5. Coconut

     

  7. Know five kinds of seeds that are used for spices. -
    1. Mustard
    2. Sesame
    3. Celery
    4. Poppy
    5. Caraway

     

  8. What conditions are necessary for a seed to sprout? - All a seed needs to grow is air, moisture and the right temperature.

     

  9. Make a collection of 30 different kinds of seeds, only ten of which may be collected from commercial seed packages. Label each kind with its name, date collected, and locality where collected. -