Knowledge was “blooming” this week as students investigated the plant world. Students learned how scientists separate plants into groups based on their characteristics. We investigated photosynthesis on how plants produce sugar and oxygen with the help of the sun. We worked together in groups to then learn different parts of the flower: the “male” and the “female” parts, along with other structures. We used our knowledge to 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 then carefully laid our dissected plants on white paper and labeled all the structures we learned, creating art along the way!
Don’t be surprised if your budding scientist asks to dissect the next bouquet of flowers that enters your house!