We suggest students work in pairs. Each student will make their own seed models, but having a partner is useful for discussion and testing during the activity. Homeschool students can work on their own.
Prepare Seed Models
Each of the printouts has multiple seed models. We suggest cutting these seed models ahead of time for your students. Using a paper cutter can make this prep go quickly. Print out and prep enough so that each student has one Maple Seed Model, one Rain Tree Seed Model, and one Koa Seed Model.
Make Sure You Have Enough Space
Each student will be making and dropping three different seed structure models. Students will be asked to stand up and find a space to drop their seed models. In our tests, the seed models didn’t move very far, so students should need just a few feet around their desks.
You and your students may notice that the seed models don’t look exactly like the real seed structures. The models may look different than the real things, but they should mimic the function of how the real seeds fall and float to the ground.