Seeds on the Go!

April 2002
Scholastic News -- Edition 1;Apr2002, Vol. 58 Issue 7, following p4
Provides information how plants propagate their seeds. Description of the maple seeds; Importance of wind in the propagation of dandelion seeds; Origin of the idea that lead to the invention of Velcro.


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