Plant Dissection

by: Donna Governor and Denise Webb

The guiding questions in this activity are,“What are the parts of a flower and what are the parts of a seed?” In this activity, students dissect cut flowers and lima beans that have been soaked in water. Students will also learn about pollen and pollinators. Before beginning this activity, we recommend you read Chapters 9 and 11 which are in this book selection. Chapter 9 is an overview of the section and introduces the format used to present ideas for Family Science Night activities. Chapter 11 features activities that we believe to be at an intermediate level. A materials list, references, safety notes, standards, and teacher background information are provided. This book selection also includes the Table of Contents, Preface, Acknowledgments, About the Authors, Introduction, and Index.

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