Challenge 1C: A Seed’s Journey – Comic Strip
(4th and 5th 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

1C. Comic Strip – Create a comic strip explaining how seeds can be dispersed. Comic strips should focus on how seeds have adapted to different methods of dispersal.

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

Electronically submit the following:

Delivered to Fairchild in person or via certified mail:

  • Comic Strip

✓  Entry Requirements:
 Entry must include student name, grade and school clearly printed on back of entry
 Comic strip can be no larger than 8.5” x 14”, excluding optional matte, and must include both text and illustrations
 Comic strip contains no more than 6 panels and illustrations must be original hand-rendered artwork done in colored pencil, crayon, pens, fine-point marker, or paint only; no computer generated designs
 Artwork and/or text must explain at least one means of seed dispersal and focus on how seed adaptations facilitate dispersal
 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 1C Evaluation Sheet

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

CHALLENGE RESOURCES: 
Background Information on Seed Dispersal:

Northern Bright Bookshelf: Seeds move! (video)
SciShow Kids: How does a seed become a plant? (video)

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