STEM Friday

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Books

A Seed is the Start

A Seed is the Start, by Melissa Stewart

32 pages; ages 6-9. National Geographic Children’s Books, 2018

A seed is the start of a new plant life. Bury it in the soil and watch it grow, grow, grow.

But plants need room to grow. Good thing seeds have many ways of traveling to new places. In the pages of this book, Melissa Stewart explores the different ways seeds get from one place to another. Some fly, some float. Some travel inside animals, some hitch a ride on the outside. In clear, not-too-complex language, and with an abundance of photographs, she brings readers into the world of seeds.

What I like about this book: I like how each spread celebrates a method of seed travel. I love the photos. And I really like the front-matter: the first page lists six “words to know” that will help readers gain more from the book. Plus there’s an index of plants at the back – so kids who want to know about a particular plant can go directly to that page. And there’s a list of books and websites for further information.

Head over to Archimedes Notebook for more books that celebrate spring – plus lots of hands-on activities.

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Author: Sue Heavenrich

I write about science and environmental issues for children and their families.

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