Parts of Flowers

On Wednesday March 29th, we talked about flowers by starting off with a book called “A reason for a flower.” After reading the book to the students, we went on to talk about two parts of a Lily flower, the Pistil and the Stamen. Both parts described in a drawing I brought with me and an actual lily. The Pistil is the female part of the flower, and the Stamen is the male part of the flower. The Stamen produces the pollen grains while the Pistil is the one who receives the pollen.The students got to examine these parts with real lilies, while using paint brushes to look at the pollen. Afterwards, the students paired up and received a magnifying glass to go explore the garden and find flowers and possibly find the parts we just learned about. While the students were exploring the garden I noticed that our Apple tree is starting to fruit! We ended with a taste of broccoli because it’s a flower!

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Examining the lily and pollen.

Examining the lily and pollen.

Flower exploring!

Flower exploring!

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Apples are starting to fruit!

Apples are starting to fruit!

5th grade class planting some corn at the end of class.

5th grade class planting some corn at the end of class.

Red Corn Seeds to start our three sister planting in the garden!

Red Corn Seeds to start our three sister planting in the garden!

Broccoli!

Broccoli!

-Ranger Cindy