Feb 4, 2017 - Explore Thumper Anderson's board "maple seed crafts" on Pinterest. Maple Seed Helicopter. It does however demonstrate that animals are not the only organisms capable of flight. When they’re young and green, in spring, they’re said to be most tasty. See more ideas about seed craft, crafts, nature crafts. Many plants have winged seeds that glide or spiral to the ground. Are Maple Seeds Edible? Have him measure the length of seeds he will use and make a chart, drawing a picture of each seed and recording the length of each one. The helicopters, also called whirligigs, but technically known as samaras, are the outer covering that must be removed when eating seeds from maple trees. This is a fun project that has nothing to do with bird flight. The seeds of trees such as the maple have a single-blade structure that allows them to fly far away and drift safely to the ground. are called samaras, but kids of all ages call them helicopters. Help your child collect maple leaf “helicopter” seeds during a walk outside. Seed appearance: Norway maple seeds grow in pairs on a wider angle than sycamore, but not as wide as field maple. They are bigger than other helicopter seeds at approximately 10–15mm wide with 30–50mm long wings. Norway maple. These seeds, known as … Have your child pick seeds of various widths and lengths. After peeling the outer covering of the samara, you’ll find a pod containing the seeds. They can even catch an updraft and soar for long distances. The fruits of maple trees (Acer spp.) You’ll likely find plenty on the ground under the maple trees in your neighborhood. Where to find: this non-native tree is often found as a street tree and is widely planted in parks and gardens. The seed pods under the covering are edible.