Challenge 1B: A Seed’s Journey – Comic Book
(2nd and 3rd 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

1B. Comic BookCreate a comic book explaining the process of germination. Comic books must focus on the conditions needed for a seed to develop to a seedling.

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

Electronically submit the following:

Delivered to Fairchild in person or via certified mail:

  • Comic Book

✓  Entry Requirements:
 Entry must include student name, grade and school clearly printed on back of entry
 Comic 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
 Storyline may be fiction or non-fiction and must include at least one specific environmental factor that signals to seed that it is time to germinate (example: high temperature, fluctuating temperature, fire, freezing/thawing, drying or passage through the digestive tracts of animals, etc.)
 On-time entry submission (late entries may not receive points)

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

EVALUATION CRITERIA: 
For more information on how your submission will be evaluated, see Challenge 1B Evaluation Sheet

STATE ACADEMIC STANDARDS: 
This Challenge meets various state standards, visit Challenge 1B Benchmarks

CHALLENGE RESOURCES: 
Background Videos on Seed Dormancy and Germination:
It’s AumSum Time: Seed Germination
Peekaboo Kidz: What is Seed Germination?
makemegenius: Seed parts, seed germination, seed dispersal
SciShow Kids: How does a seed become a plant? (video)

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