Seed Coat: Definition & Function


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What does a seed need to germinate?

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1. What does a seed coat do?

2. What color is a seed coat?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you want to learn more about plant seeds, and especially the coating on individual seeds, you can go through this lesson and attached assessment. The assessment questions will be particularly useful for strengthening your understanding of the topic. Some things you'll be tested on include seed germination and characteristics of seed coats.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Why seed germination is necessary
  • The purpose of seed coats
  • The color of seed coats
  • When seed coats split
  • Effects of seed coats on a seedling's survival

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you can accurately answer the assessment questions by recalling some main points from the lesson on the function of seed coats
  • Reading comprehension - test your understanding of some of the main qualities of seed coats
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of the topic to answer a question about seedling survival

Additional Learning

For more facts about seed coats, review the corresponding lesson called Seed Coat: Definition & Function. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Parts of a seed
  • How damage to seeds can occur
  • The sprouting process
  • The importance of seed coats to germination