SEED DISPERSAL - Teaching through games

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Here is an interactive way to teach about the different agents involved in seed dispersal. It is a low fertility prototype of how small games can be made to understand concepts. Here I have covered dispersal of seeds by water, wind and animals/birds. Characteristic of seeds,fruits and plants are also mentioned. At end It even evaluate students by asking them questions.

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  • http://mypad.northampton.ac.uk/12408751/files/2012/10/Sid-The-Seed-1rgijpe.jpeghttp://science.jrank.org/kids/article_images/food_p31.jpg (water)http://www.puchen.org/gardens/Conservatory/pl/s1.jpg (wind)http://currentnewsdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/67876346_galetti3hr4.jpg (animals)
  • The coconut palm, Cocosnucifera, is a member of the family Arecaceae. It is the only accepted species in the genus Cocos. The term coconut can refer to the entire coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit, which, botanically, is a drupe, not a nut.
  • Sid is coconut seedSid is in backwaters of KERALASid is light in weightSid can float on waterSid has fibrous body tntntn
  • http://mypad.northampton.ac.uk/12408751/files/2012/10/Sid-The-Seed-1rgijpe.jpeghttp://science.jrank.org/kids/article_images/food_p31.jpg (water)http://www.puchen.org/gardens/Conservatory/pl/s1.jpg (wind)http://currentnewsdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/67876346_galetti3hr4.jpg (animals)
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  • http://www.naturewatch.ca/english/plantwatch/dandelion/dandelion_id.htmlhttp://www.indianmirror.com/ayurveda/dandelion.html
  • http://www.thelivingmoon.com/43ancients/02files/India_Ajanta_Caves.html
  • http://mypad.northampton.ac.uk/12408751/files/2012/10/Sid-The-Seed-1rgijpe.jpeghttp://science.jrank.org/kids/article_images/food_p31.jpg (water)http://www.puchen.org/gardens/Conservatory/pl/s1.jpg (wind)http://currentnewsdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/67876346_galetti3hr4.jpg (animals)
  • http://hopehelpandhow.com/46/finding-hope-in-apple-seeds/http://www.ehow.com/facts_6023236_apple-seed-information.html
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  • SEED DISPERSAL - Teaching through games

    1. 1. Help Sid disperse through: WATER WIND ANIMALS HELP SETTINGS SCORE LEVEL
    2. 2. COCONUT TREE : DISPERSAL BY WATER Lotus seed Coconut • origin – tropical Asia • Two varieties : tall(18 meter) and dwarf(7 meter) •fruit is drape not nut •1300 types •Found in tropic and sub-tropic area •Coco means ‘head’ or ‘skull’ •one tree produces 50 fruits •Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh account for SID, lets go to production in backwaters 92% of coconut of Kerala - a coconut India. heaven BACK PAUSE FORWAR D MENU QUIT
    3. 3. BACK PAUSE FORWARD MENU QUIT
    4. 4. PRESS PEAKER AS SID BEGINS TOTRAVELS See foot note in normal view for lyrics BACK PAUSE FORWARD MENU QUIT
    5. 5. You couldn’t reach the ucd island on time.. but as you are such a good player you can get exttttra time if you answer the one easy question. QUIT ASK QUESTION
    6. 6. EXTTTTRA TIME QUESTION: NOTE : If your answer is correct you get 15 seconds extra but if you answer it wrong you will be required to play the game again. Q. Why is coconut and lotus seed able to FLOAT on water? (Select all correct choices) IT HAS FEATHURE LIKE STRUCTURE IT IS LIGHT IN WEIGHT HOLLOW FROM INSIDE ALL OF THESE
    7. 7. CONGRATULATIONS! Your answer is correct . You will soon be redirected to your game and get 15 seconds extra to complete it. CONTINUE
    8. 8. SORRY SID! YOUR ANSWER IS WRONG, AND THE CORRECT ANSWER IS: ANS: LOTUS AND COCONUT SEED CAN FLOAT ON WATER BECAUSE: • IT IS LIGHT IN WEIGHT • HOLLOW FROM INSIDE QUIT
    9. 9. YOUR SCORE : 25 PRESS SPEAKER AS SID BEGINS TO TRAVELS Open the bottle and unlock the next level by solving the mystery : BACK PAUSE FORWARD MENU QUIT
    10. 10. :HINT: Seeds like coconut are dispersed through water because of their features like : • light in weight • fibrous covering • hollow centre • habitat near sea UPGRADE BACK PAUSE FORWARD MENU QUIT
    11. 11. FUN TIME OUT OF 4 QUESTIONS IF YOU ANSWER 3CORRECT YOU WILL UPGRADE TO NEXT LEVEL OR YOU WILL HAVE TO CLEAR LEVEL 1 AGAIN : Q.1 - Origin of coconut tree? TROPICAL ASIA NORTH AMERICA CHINA Q.2 - Coconut is nut. TRUE Q.3 - Varieties of coconut. TWO FIVE FALSE THREE Q.4 - Coconut is dispersed by? WATER WIND ANIMALS Q.5 - Features of coconut. CORRECT ANSWER WRONG ANSWER LIGHT BACK FIBROUSPAUSE MENU QUIT
    12. 12. WRONG ANSWER YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLAY THE GAME AGAIN AS YOU ANSWERED INCORECTLY. THE CORRECT ANSWERS ARE. Q.1 - Origin of coconut tree? TROPICAL ASIA Q.2 - Coconut is nut. FALSE – COCONUT IS DRAPE Q.3 - Varieties of coconut. TWO - TALL & DWARF Q.4 - Coconut is dispersed by? WATER Q.5 - Features of coconut. BOTH – FIBROUS AND LIGHT QUIT
    13. 13. RIGHT ANSWER You answered all the questions correctly . Hence, you are upgraded to 2nd level You will be redirected to second level soon….. SAVE GAME QUIT
    14. 14. DO YOU WANT TO QUIT THE GAME ? YES NO
    15. 15. COCONUT TREE : DISPERSAL BY WATER Scientific name : Cocos Nucifera Temperature : 70 – 80 deg. F 3 Layers : -Exo, Meso and Endocarp Sanskrit name : ‘Kalpa Vriksh’ Life Span: 50-90 years Found: 92 countries SID, lets go to backwaters of Cochin - a coconut heaven
    16. 16. COLLECT FOLLOWING COCONUT : SCIENTIFI C NAME : COCOS NUCIFERA SCIENTIFI C NAME : COCOS NUCIFERA
    17. 17. COLLECT FOLLOWING COCONUT : 3 LAYERS 3 LAYERS ENDO MESO EXO
    18. 18. WANT HELP??? Answer a simple question
    19. 19. NOTE: If your answer is correct you can resume the game otherwise you will have to quit Q. What is the scientific name of coconut? COCOS NUCIFERA COCOA COCOUS NURSERY COCOS
    20. 20. YOUR SCORE : 25 Open the bottle and unlock the next level by solving the mystery :
    21. 21. :NOTE: Seeds like coconut are dispersed through water because of their features like : • light in weight • fibrous covering • hollow centre • habitat near sea UPGRADE
    22. 22. OUT OF 5 QUESTIONS IF YOU ANSWER 4CORRECT YOU WILL UPGRADE TO NEXT LEVEL OR YOU WILL HAVE TO CLEAR LEVEL 1 AGAIN : Q.1 - Which is one of the layer of Coconut? EXO MEKO ANDRO Q.2 - Sanskrit name of Coconut? KALPA VRIKSH VIHARAK COPRA Q.3 - Average Life span of Coconut?(years) 60 150 20 Q.4 - Abundance of Coconut in India is found at? DELHI SHIMLA COCHIN Q.5 - Features of coconut.
    23. 23. WRONG ANSWER YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLAY THE GAME AGAIN AS YOU ANSWERED INCORECTLY. THE CORRECT ANSWERS ARE. Q.1 - Which is one of the layer of Coconut? Exocarp Q.2 - Sanskrit name of Coconut? Kalpa Vriksh Q.3 - Average Life span of Coconut?(years) 60 Q.4 - Abundance of Coconut in India is found at? Cochin Q.5 - Features of coconut. LIGHT & FIBROUS ,BOTH
    24. 24. RIGHT ANSWER You answered all the questions correctly . Hence, you are upgraded to 2nd level You will be redirected to second level soon….. QUIT SAVE GAME
    25. 25. DO YOU WANT TO QUIT THE GAME ? YES NO
    26. 26. Help Sid disperse through: WATER WIND ANIMALS HELP SETTINGS SCORE LEVEL
    27. 27. DANDELION : DISPERSAL BY Scientific WIND name : Taraxacum Officinale Height :2-18 inches tall Leaves : Jagged, deep lobes Flower : disc shaped, golden yellow Stem : Hollow having white bitter sap Each flower can raise 200 seeds SID, lets go to Taj Mahal Origin – Asia Dandelion- Teeth of lion
    28. 28. You couldn’t reach the Taj Premises on time.. but as you are such a good player you can get exttttra time if you answer the one easy question. QUIT ASK QUESTION
    29. 29. Scientific name : Taraxacum Officin EXTTTTRA TIME QUESTION: NOTE : If your answer is correct you get 15 seconds extra but if you answer it wrong you will be required to play the game again. Q. What is the scientific name of Dandelion? (Select all possible correct choices) COCOS NUCIFERA TARAXACUM OFFICINALE DANDLIOS NONE OF THESE
    30. 30. CONGRATULATIONS! Your answer is correct . You will soon be redirected to your game and get 15 seconds extra to CONTINUE complete it.
    31. 31. SORRY SID! YOUR ANSWER IS WRONG, AND THE CORRECT ANSWER IS: ANS: TARAXACUM OFFICINALE Other choices: Cocos Nucifera – Scientific name of coconut QUIT Dandlios – no meaning
    32. 32. YOUR SCORE : 25 Get inside Taj Mahal and proceed towards tomb …
    33. 33. Seeds of Dandelion are dispersed through wind because of their features like : * light in weight * hairy structure * hollow centre * habitat near sea UPGRA DE
    34. 34. OUT OF 4 QUESTIONS IF YOU ANSWER 3CORRECT YOU WILL UPGRADE TO NEXT LEVEL OR YOU WILL HAVE TO CLEAR LEVEL 1 AGAIN : Q.1 - Family name of Dandelion? ASTERACEAE TARAXA OFFICI DANDLIO Q.2 - Dandelion means teeth of. LION TIGER CHETAH Q.3 - Shape of flower? DISC OVAL CIRCULAR Q.4 - DANDELION is dispersed by? WATER WIND
    35. 35. WRONG ANSWER YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLAY THE GAME AGAIN AS YOU ANSWERED INCORECTLY. THE CORRECT ANSWERS ARE. Q.1 - Family name of Dandelion? ASTERACEAE Q.2 - Dandelion means teeth of. LION Q.3 - Shape of flower? DISC Q.4 - DANDELION is dispersed by? WIND Q.5 - Features of Dandelion. Both – light and hairy QUIT
    36. 36. RIGHT ANSWER You answered all the questions correctly . Hence , you are upgraded to 2nd level You will be redirected to second level soon….. SAVE GAME QUIT
    37. 37. D O Y O U WA N T T O Q U I T T H E G A M E ? YES NO
    38. 38. DANDELION : DISPERSAL BY WIND Found : Temperate regions A medicinal plant Average life : 1.5-2 years Family : Asteraceae Flowering season : Entire Year Leaf Type : Basal SID, lets go to Ajanta Caves
    39. 39. Save your balloons from birds from water
    40. 40. WANT HELP??? Answer a simple question
    41. 41. NOTE: If your answer is correct you can resume the game otherwise you will have to quit Q. What is the average life of Dandelion? (in years) * * * * ONE TWO THREE FOUR
    42. 42. YOUR SCORE : 25 Go to the board and read what to do .
    43. 43. :NOTE: Seeds of Dandelion are dispersed through wind because of their features like : * light in weight * hairy structure * hard seed base * habitat near sea UPGRADE
    44. 44. OUT OF 4 QUESTIONS IF YOU ANSWER 3 CORRECT YOU WILL UPGRADE TO NEXT LEVEL OR YOU WILL HAVE TO CLEAR LEVEL 1 AGAIN : Q.1 - Family name of Dandelion? ASTERACEAE TARAXA OFFICI ANDLIO Q.2 - Leaf type of Dandelion PETIOLE BASAL PALMATE Q.3 - Flowering season? WHOLE YEAR WINTER SUMMER WRON G RIGHT
    45. 45. WRONG ANSWER YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLAY THE GAME AGAIN AS YOU ANSWERED INCORECTLY. Q.1 - CORRECT ANSWERS ARE. THE Family name of Dandelion? ASTERACEAE Q.2 - Leaf type of Dandelion BASAL Q.3 - Flowering season? WHOLE YEAR Q.4- Dandelion can be used for? BOTH – MEDICAL & FOOD QUIT
    46. 46. RIGHT ANSWER You answered all the questions correctly . Hence , you are upgraded to next level You will be redirected to next level soon….. SAVE GAME QUIT
    47. 47. D O Y O U WA N T TO Q U I T T H E GAME ? YES NO
    48. 48. Help Sid disperse through: WATER WIND ANIMALS HELP SETTINGS SCORE LEVEL
    49. 49. APPLE SEEDS : DISPERSAL BY BIRDS DROPPING Birds eat apple but cant digest their seeds. Seeds move out with birds excreta. Get deposited in soil and grow as an Apple Tree. To see how this happens lets go to Apple Orchards CLICK ME!
    50. 50. Oopsss! I ate a TWITTER BIRDS LOVE APPLE lot. Now its bcoz they get vitamin C. EAT time for nature AS MANY Bye… APPLES AS YOU call. CAN BEFORE THE CHALLENGE BEGINS . .. My name My family is : is: Malus ROSE sieversi FAMILY i
    51. 51. Travel from Apple Orchard –K to Apple Orchard –M and in between drop the droppings in the basket. You have 90 seconds and a fully loaded stomach. Drop on…. I live in warm climate
    52. 52. 3 2 1 Sorry, My seeds are little poisonous. AFTER 5 YEARS… ON TIME LATE
    53. 53. You couldn’t reach Apple Orchard - M on time.. but as you are such a pretty looking bird you can get exttttra time if you answer this easy question. QUIT ASK QUESTION
    54. 54. EXTTTTRA TIME QUESTION: NOTE : If your answer is correct you get 15 seconds extra but if you answer it wrong you will be required to play the game again. Q. WHAT IS THE SCIENTIFIC NAME OF APPLE?     MALUS SIEVERSII COCOS NUCIFERA TARAXACUM OFFICINALE NONE
    55. 55. CORRECT ANSWER CONGRATULATIONS! Your answer is correct . You will soon be redirected to your game and get 15 seconds extra to complete it. F
    56. 56. WRONG ANSWER SORRY DEAR! YOUR ANSWER IS WRONG, AND THE CORRECT ANSWER IS: ANS: MALUS SIEVERSII Other choices: Cocos Nucifera – Scientific name of Coconut Taraxacum Officinale - Scientific QUIT name of Dandelion
    57. 57. Open the envelope and proceed….
    58. 58. :NOTE: Seeds of Apple are dispersed through birds because of their features like : * indigestible * hard covering * habitat away from sea * rosy smell of apple attracts birds UPGRAD E
    59. 59. OUT OF 4 QUESTIONS IF YOU ANSWER 3 CORRECT YOU WILL UPGRADE TO NEXT LEVEL OR YOU WILL HAVE TO CLEAR LEVEL 1 AGAIN : Q.1 - To which Family does Apple belong? MANGO ROSE TOMATO Q.2 - Are seeds of apple digestible by birds? NO YES Q.3 - Time taken by apple tree to grow? (in years) 5 8 1 Q.4 - Apple are found in which type of climate? WARM COLD
    60. 60. WRONG ANSWER YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLAY THE GAME AGAIN AS YOU ANSWERED INCORECTLY. THE CORRECT ANSWERS ARE. Q.1 - To which Family does Apple belong? ROSE Q.2 - Are seeds of apple digestible by birds? NO Q.3 - Time taken by apple tree to grow? (in years) 5 Q.4 - Apple are found in which type of climate? QUIT WARM
    61. 61. RIGHT ANSWER You answered all the questions correctly . Hence , you are upgraded to 2nd level You will be redirected to second level soon….. SAVE GAME QUIT
    62. 62. D O Y O U WA N T T O Q U I T T H E G A M E ? YES NO
    63. 63. THANK YOU
    64. 64. HELP and SETTINGS NAVIGATION : MOVE FORWARD = W MOVE BACKWARD = R DROPPING THNGS = S MUSIC : SOUND : ON OFF
    65. 65. SCORE and LEVEL WIND DISPERSAL : LEVEL 1  Score : 25 LEVEL 2  Locked WATER DISPERSAL : LEVEL 1  Score : 30 LEVEL 2  Score : 25 ANIMAL/BIRD DISPERSAL LEVEL  Locked

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