Knowledge was “blooming” this week as students investigated the plant world. Students learned how scientists separate plants into groups based on their characteristics. A bit of poetry allowed us to learn many plant facts, including what a plant’s vascular system is and the major differences between gymnosperms and angiosperms. We investigated photosynthesis with a demonstration of how plants produce sugar and oxygen with the help of the sun.
We ended our class with a fun flower dissection. During the dissection, students worked on identifying and determining the function of the specialized structures of the flower. We discussed pollination and examined how each of the specialized structures of the flower participates in the process of pollination.
Don’t be surprised if your budding scientist asks to dissect the next bouquet of flowers that enters your house!