Question Sheet: Seeds of the Future

SCIENCE

Before reading:

  1. Based on the title, what do you predict the article will be about?
  2. Can plants become endangered like animals can? If so, what are some of the

    threats that plant species might face?

During reading:

  1. Why is American bittersweet in peril?
  2. What are the goals of the Millennium Seed Bank?
  3. What is "suspended animation"? Why might scientists want to put seeds in

    this state?

  4. Name two reasons that some native plants species are endangered in the

    United States.

  5. What are t...

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