The Early Years: First Explorations in Flower Anatomy

by: Peggy Ashbrook

Help children explore the idea that there are many different flower shapes, all with the function of forming seeds, by allowing children to dissect flowers after drawing them, using their fingers or plastic picnic knives. As children take apart the flowers, they are involved in many parts of science investigations referred to in state and national standards, including counting, measuring, describing things and comparing with others’ observations, and using tools such as magnifiers.

Level

Elementary School

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 4/1/2008Stock # sc08_045_08_18Volume 045Issue 08

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