Most plants start as a seed. Plants spread their seeds. This helps them find new places to grow. Here are ways seeds travel.
Blowing in the Wind
Some seeds are very light. Some are shaped like wings. Seeds like this can travel through the air.
Carried by Animals
Animals eat fruit and drop seeds elsewhere. Animals can carry seeds away on their fur or feathers.
Floating on Water
A coconut is a type of seed. This one has fallen in water. It travels until it reaches land. Then it will grow roots .
Some fruits and pods can explode! This is a squirting cucumber. The fruit sprays seeds and water when it is touched.
Did you know?
People can spread seeds too. Wear old socks over your shoes. Wet the socks. Walk in nature. Then plant the socks in soil. See if anything grows!