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Practical 8: Plant reproduction – pollination and seed dispersal Objective: 1. 2.

To observe plants and classify their flowers according to the type of pollinating agents To observe and gather information about plants with fruits and seeds adapted for different type of dispersal

Material and apparatus: A bag to carry note paper, pens, pencils, ruler, camera and if desired some food and drink. Plastic bags to hold flowers, fruits and seeds for later study on campus. Procedure: Work with your partner. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Get together with a few of your classmates and make a trip to a botanical garden/around the campus. Make a collection of pictures on fruits and flowers you observe. Name the pictures and group the flowers according to the type of pollinating agents they are adapted for. Classify the characteristics of fruits and seeds based on the types of adaptation for dispersal. Display your collection in the class.

Note that only one display collection is required for each pair of students. Both students should be listed as authors of the final display and should contribute to its preparation. The same mark will be given to each partner.

Marking Scheme: 1. Collection: • 2 examples from each type of pollinating agents (wind, insects, animal,) • 2 examples from each type of adaptation for fruit/seed dispersal (animal, water, wind, explosive mechanism) • Quality of preservation of sample • Effort Product: • All photographs should be numbered and have a clear title and brief description/explanation o Pollinating agents o Fruit / seed dispersal • Presentation/presentation quality Total:

Marks 3 4 2 2


3 4 2 20