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Peter Pan's seeds

1 Hour
Book Program
Year Levels


Seeds are dispersed in a number of ways. These include via the wind, bursting from a pod, eaten by animals, floating on water or getting caught on the fur or feathers of an animal. The structure of the seed determines how it is dispersed.

Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge necessary. Can be a pre visit, post visit or stand alone program.

Key Learning Question

Does the structure of a seed determine how it is dispersed?

Learning Intentions

In this program students will:

  • Discover the function of the plant seed
  • Undertsnd why a plant requires its seed to be dispersed
  • Learn how to use a magnifying glass and stereo microscopes
  • Relate the method of seed dispersal to its structure.


Students will:

  • Observe a variety of different seeds using magnifying glasses ansd stereo microscopes
  • Describe the main characters of the story Peterpan
  • Identify which seeds link with each character and why.

Victorian Curriculum

  • Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive (VCSSU058)
  • Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (VCSSU074)
  • The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (VCSSU075).

Learning Continuum

The following Learning Continuum is a guide for teachers to show the links between the programs Ecolinc offers onsite, online and through outreach. The Learning Continuum can be used to access Ecolinc resources to support the development of units of work.

Ecolinc Learn Online is an online learning management system offering interactive online courses for students and teachers. These courses can be undertaken either as a pre-visit, post-visit or stand-alone. Students are encouraged to do the pre-learning course before coming to Ecolinc for an onsite program.

Outreach programs are conducted by an Ecolinc education officer at your school. They are available to moderately disadvantaged primary schools in the Geelong, Ballarat and western suburbs areas (or within 100km radius from Bacchus Marsh)


☞ A plants world


☞ Peter Pans seeds