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My Botanic Planet FLOWER INVESTIGATION




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There’s no better way for students to investigate the parts of a flower than by dissecting real ones.

What you need

nEnough real flowers for pairs or groups to work together. Alstroemerias and gladiolus work well and are available year-round in supermarket floral departments. Azaleas or any member of the lily family could also be used because the parts are well-defined and easy to see.

nPlastic knives and tweezers could be used for dissecting equipment.

nA magnifying glass would allow for closer inspection.

Getting started

nOpen up the flower. This is easily done by first locating the base of the flower and slicing or splitting it in half. Use a dissection tool or even a fingernail.

nNext, slice or pinch off the petals. Remind students to be careful with all of the tiny pieces. It’s easy to damage or brush away some of the most important parts.

Review parts of flower

nPetal, Stamen, Pistil, Sepal

Visit TruGreen’s www.MyBotanic Planet.com with your student to explore some of the flowers in our environment. The website reinforces concepts featured in this sample activity in botany with an interactive glossary and games.
 

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