|MadSci Network: Botany|
A first grade student of mine has a packet of pumpkin and beans seeds. She thinks that if she finds the biggest seed in the packet of seeds she will be able to grow the biggest plant and have a bigger yield. We have gotten some information from text books and reference materials on seeds, but most cover the parts of the plant and very general information about seeds. We have been unable to find anything about the corrolation between seed size and plant/fruit size of seeds of the same type. Addedto the difficulty is keeping it simple enought that it can be taught/explained to a first grade student who is very eager to find this out but still is only 6 years old. Could you help us?
Re: Do Bigger Seeds in a seed packet grow bigger plants?
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