Examining Flower Structure

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Life's a garden: dig it! The fifth lesson in a 10-part series allows pupils to dissect flowers in order to understand the number and type of sepals, petals, stamens, and pistils for different varieties. It also introduces floral formulas as another way to identify flowers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Be sure to provide a wide variety of flowers for examination
  • If flowers cannot be found, plastic flowers may have enough detail to complete the procedure if selected carefully
Classroom Considerations
  • Use caution with razor blades and carefully count them to make sure they don't leave the classroom
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  • Highlights vocabulary throughout
  • Background reading and diagrams clarify the concepts
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