Students at San Pedro have been dissecting various items in their science classes, so for this week’s garden class we had a chance to dissect a flower and answer the puzzling question, “where do seeds come from?”
After students made a few guesses about what they thought might be inside their flowers, we opened them up. Inside we found the anthers, covered with pollen and a pistol waiting to receive pollen from other flowers. Then, hiding at the very bottom of the pistol, each flower had 4 little green eggs waiting to be pollinated! Several students looked up after discovering those tiny green eggs and exclaimed, “Woah, that’s so cool!”
At the end of class, we played a pollination game where students “pollinated” flowers by moving beads from an anther cup to a pistol cup. Those industrious bees managed to find and pollinate every flower before the end of class!