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Seed Bank

Topic: Fair Testing

An international seed bank has reached its target of collecting 10% of the world's wild plants, with seeds of a pink banana among its latest entries. The wild banana, Musa itinerans, is a favourite of wild Asian elephants. Seeds from the plant, which is under threat from agriculture, join 1.7 billion already stored by Kew's Millennium Seed Bank partnership.

In this activity the children will investigate plants and seeds in their locality. They will construct a bar chart from their results and use it to decide which seeds they would choose to save.

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