Mon, Nov 13|
Whispering Oaks Farm
Super Seeds Science
Super Seeds is a 6 weeks hands-on science experience for your student! Students will design and carry out investigations to discover the diversity and dispersal of seeds, and explore pollination and germination.
Time & Location
Nov 13, 2023, 11:00 AM – Jan 08, 2024, 12:15 PM
Whispering Oaks Farm, 5330 Dana Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
About the event
Ms. Carolina will be leading Super Seeds Science, using the curriculum from Home Science Tools, to explore deeper in the world of seeds.
This is a 6 week program, each week learning more with, experiemts, projects, and activities that will keep you child wanting to learn.
Have you ever wondered what makes a plant grow? How do tiny seeds sprout into a thriving leafy plant?
Students will get hands-on experience germinating seeds and develop models demonstrating how multiple animals cause pollination and seed dispersal. Students will understand the relationships between seed diversity and reproduction.
Ms. Carolina will provide a students work books, with detailed, step-by-step instructions for six activities designed to engage your student in seed diversity. The student experience has inquiry-based science experiments and assessments designed to enhance your students' understanding of seed growth and diversity.
This 6 week program includes:
- Week 1- Seed Sorting to understand diversity
- Week 2- Make a model creating a pollinator and demonstrate the process of pollination
- Week 3- Demonstrate methods of seed dispersal by different animals
- Week 4- Make a seed pod model and demonstrate seed pod "explosion"
- Week 5- Remove seed coats and model plant growth
- Week 6- Make a model of the seed germination process, including the parts of the seed
The 6 Class Dates are as follows:
Sibling Discounts are offered for this class in the amount of $25, valid only with the purchase of a full priced ticket.
Release of Liability Waiver: A signed Waiver & Realase of Liability is required to participate. All visitors are subject to the Florida Agritourism operator laws. FLA. Stat. 570.88 - 570.89. Under Florida law, an agritourism operator is not liable for injury or death of, or damage or loss to, a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury, death, damage, or loss results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury, death, damage, or loss. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.
Many of our animals free-range. This includes chickens, turkeys, ducks, farm cats & 2 livestock guardian dogs, all of which are used to visitors. We do have active Honey Bee Hives on our farm, which are clerarly marked and a safe distamnce from our classroom.
Parents are responsible for the full tuition, regardless if your child is able to attend every date in their Growing Gardeners session. Refunds will ONLY be issued if an emergency prevents participation in both scheduled class days within a session.
*Class sizes are set to a minumum of 5 and a maximum of 15 students.*
Guests are responsible for full tuition, regarless of their ability to attend every class within the 6 week session. Make-up classes will only be offered in the event of incliment weather.
- Pre-registration is required.
- This is an OUTDOOR class, please dress accordingly and wear appropriate footwear.
- This is a working farm with livestock and other animals, a signed Release of Liability & Waiver are required from all guests.
Super Seeds is a hands-on science experience for your student! Students will design and carry out investigations to discover the diversity and dispersal of seeds, and explore pollination and germination.