Knowledge was “blooming” this week as students investigated the plant world. Students learned how scientists separate plants into groups based on their characteristics. We studied many plant facts, including what a plant’s vascular system is, what an angiosperm is, and how the plants can affect our weather. We also investigated photosynthesis and focused on how plants and people help one another.
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!