Seed Dispersal: Methods, Benefits & Examples


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Which seed dispersal method involves spring loaded pods that eject seeds?

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1. Which type of seed dispersal method do plants with burrs use?

2. Which of the following plants uses water as one seed dispersal method?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet evaluates your knowledge of how seeds get dispersed. You'll review your understanding of the main methods by which this happens and examples of the type of plants that use each method.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet was created to review what you know about:

  • The dispersal method that involves spring loaded pods that eject seeds
  • Which method is used by plants that have burrs
  • Plants that use water as a dispersal method
  • A method used for lightweight seeds

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about dispersal methods to answer questions about examples of the different methods
  • Information recall - see if you remember the method best used with lightweight seeds
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret what type of dispersal method apples use

Additional Learning

If you would like to study this subject in greater detail, you can find a more comprehensive overview in the lesson, Seed Dispersal: Methods, Benefits & Examples. In this lesson, you'll learn more about:

  • Why seed dispersal is important
  • What abscission is
  • An example of a plant that uses force for seed dispersal
  • How far dandelion seeds can go
  • Ways that animals and humans assist seed dispersal