Worksheet: How Plants Disperse Seeds

In this worksheet, we will practice describing the role that animals play in pollinating flowers and dispersing seeds.

Q1:

Insects that help pollinate flowering plants are known as pollinators. They are attracted to the bright colors of the flowers. Butterflies are pollinators. Choose another pollinator from the list.

  • ASpiders
  • BSnails
  • CBees
  • DSnake

Q2:

Which agent of pollination is shown in this photograph?

Wind-72 ppi
  • AWater
  • BWind
  • CAnimals

Q3:

These coconut palms are growing on the banks of the River Nile. How were the coconut seeds dispersed?

Coconut palms - 72 ppi
  • AThe seeds were planted by humans.
  • BThe wind blew the coconuts.
  • CCoconuts stuck to the fur of animals and were dropped on the ground.
  • DThe seeds were dispersed in the water.

Q4:

How are plants that do not have brightly colored flowers pollinated?

  • ABy bees
  • BBy birds
  • CBy wind
  • DBy butterflies

Q5:

There are different ways that pollen can be carried from one plant to another.

Which agent of pollination is shown in the picture?

Golden honeybee-72 ppi
  • AWind
  • BWater
  • CAnimal

Q6:

The diagram shows how flowering plants reproduce.

Which of these statements describes what happens during fertilization?

  • AThe pollen from one flower travels down the pistil of another flower to fertilize the egg.
  • BThe pollen from one flower travels down the anther of another flower to fertilize the egg.
  • CThe pollen from one flower travels down the stem of another flower to fertilize the egg.
  • DThe pollen from one flower travels down the stigma of another flower to fertilize the egg.

Q7:

The photograph shows a milkweed pod releasing its seeds.

How are these seeds dispersed?

A seed pod explodes-72 ppi
  • ABy wind
  • BBy explosion
  • CBy animals

Q8:

These ripe raspberries have seeds inside them. How are these seeds dispersed?

Fruits and flowers-Cropped
  • ABy wind
  • BBy animals
  • CBy explosion

Q9:

The fruit of this cocklebur plant is covered with hooked spines.

Cocklebur - 72 ppi

Choose the most likely method by which the seeds are dispersed.

  • AThey fall from the plant.
  • BThey are blown in the wind.
  • CThey are eaten by a bird.
  • DThey are carried on animal fur.

Q10:

Dandelion seeds are also called parachute seeds. Each parachute, or group of hairs, carries a seed.

Which type of seed dispersal is this plant designed for?

Dandelion seeds - Parachute seeds 2 - 72 ppi
  • AAnimal
  • BExplosion
  • CWind
  • DWater

Q11:

The seeds of the maple tree have specially adapted wings.

Which type of seed dispersal does this plant use?

  • AWater
  • BGravity
  • CWind
  • DAnimals

Q12: