Area of study: Life Science - Structure of a flower.
Students will research the structure of a flower using the Internet.
Students will label flower parts and functions on their worksheets.
After completion of worksheets, students will dissect a flower and produce a diagram.
Computer connected to the Internet, a flower, dissection kit, a paper plate, and a team of three students.
Label structural parts of a flower and answer the following questions using these Internet sites.
Why do plants produce flowers? _________________________________________________________________________
What are the reproductive parts of the flower?
List and define the three parts of the Pistil.
List and define the two parts of the stamen.
Label all flower structures
When your team has completed the worksheet, send a team member to the supply table to pick up a dissection kit, paper plate, black construction paper, glue, a flower, and instruction sheet.
Dissect your flower, then glue the parts to the paper plate. Label each part of the flower.
* * BONUS POINTS * *
Create a Crossword Puzzle
Use the Puzzlemaker web site to create a crossword puzzle for the class.
Be sure to use all of the vocabulary you have learned in this lesson.
Print the puzzle and answer key and have other students complete the puzzle you have created.
Created August 21, 1999
Last Revised August 8, 2000
Suggested Grade Level: 3 or 4
Grade 3 - Life Science 3-a.
Grade 3 - Investigation and Experimentation 5-b and 5-e.
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Students need a basic background in lab procedures, co-operative team (time keeper, supplies, clean-up) and a basic understanding of plants (roots, stem, leaf, flower).
Effective use of Internet resources.
Building of vocabulary for life science.
Life science content.
Practice of dissection skills.
Cross-curricular - language arts - vocabulary.
Student worksheet, team produced flower project
Bonus points- Crossword puzzle.
Students will be able to dissect different flowers.
Field trip walk to gather flowers for dissections.
Students can create Word Searches and Double Puzzles