Challenge 1A: A Seed’s Journey – Storybook
(PreK to 1st Grade)

For Individuals or Groups (2–5 students per group) — Maximum points: 200 (100 per entry; 2 entries per school)

YOUR CHALLENGE: Seeds are the main characters in the story of a plant’s life cycle. Just as seeds come in different shapes and sizes, their journey to plant-hood is equally as varied. Regardless of how a plant comes to be, all seeds must undergo the process of germination. To explore the importance of seeds, students will create an illustrated story explaining one of the main stages of a seed’s journey. Downloadable PDF

1A. StorybookCreate a storybook that focuses on shapes and sizes of different seeds. Stories should include a variety of seeds and what they need to grow.

ENTRY SUBMISSION: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 by 5:00 pm

Electronically submit the following:

Delivered to Fairchild in person or via certified mail:

  • Storybook

✓  Entry Requirements:
 Entry must include student(s) name, grade and school name on front cover
 Book can be no larger than 8.5” x 11” and contain 10 double-sided pages or less. Book must contain both text and illustrations
 Illustrations must be original hand-rendered artwork done in colored pencil, crayon, pens, fine-point marker, or paint only; no computer generated designs
 Story may be fiction or non-fiction and must explain why seeds vary in shape and size
 On-time entry submission (late entries may not receive points)

Bring your class on a virtual field trip at Fairchild. Please visit Explorer Field Trip Programs for more information.

For more information on how your submission will be evaluated, see Challenge 1A Evaluation Sheet

This Challenge meets various state standards, visit Challenge 1A Benchmarks

SciShow Kids: How does a seed become a plant? (video)
The Lawrence Hall of Science: Discovering Seeds