CLEAPSS Primary Science Competition 2013
The entries for the CLEAPSS 2012 competition ("Two months in the life of our tree") showed studies of a large range of trees.
All of the trees that were mentioned had special ways of scattering their seeds through the air.
Seed dispersal ensures that a parent tree does not compete with its offspring for light and space. There is also a chance that the seed may germinate and put down roots in a part of the environment that is more favourable than where its parent grew.
All of these seed dispersal methods increase the time taken for the seed to fall to the ground, so that the distance travelled by the seed is as large as possible.
For more details about the competition see PST #55 (link)
To download the entry form click here
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