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Science - Parts of a Flower

HOME LEARNING - SUMMER TERM WEEK 2 - SCIENCE

 

STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF A FLOWER

 

Our science topic for the summer term is 'Potty About Plants', where, week-by-week, we aim to discover what makes plants 'tick'. 

 

This week, we would like you to discover what makes up the structure of a flower, identifying and naming all the different parts and finding out what they do (what their function is). This will prepare us nicely for 'pollination' next week.

 

TASK 1 - FIND A NICE BIG FLOWER (or a few)

In your garden, on your walk around Copthorne or in the surrounding woods, or perhaps when you safely pop to the shops, bring home a couple of nice sized flowers. They can be any variety, but bigger flowers are easier to take apart and look inside.

 

TASK 2 - FLOWER DISSECTION (a posh way of saying, "Let's take a flower apart!")

Sadly, the only way to really understand the parts that make up a flower is to get one and carefully take it to pieces. Sorry.

 

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR PHOTO EXAMPLES OF FLOWER DISSECTION IN SCHOOL

 

Really carefully pull all the parts of the flower apart and lay them out onto a piece of paper. If you have a magnifying glass or something to 'zoom in', you can see all the parts clearly.

 

Use the PowerPoint and information sheet attached to identify the parts of flower you find. Carefully label them on your sheet, with arrows pointing to the parts. Have a chat with an adult at home about what these parts do.

 

If you can, please take a photo and send it in for us to add to this week's science task photo gallery.

 

TASK 3 - MATCHING TASK / FLOWER LABELING SHEET - if you have time

If you have time, a quick reinforcement of what you have just investigated is to match-up the parts of the flower to their function and label a picture of a flower correctly. THESE TASKS ARE BELOW

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