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What is inside a flower? 

 

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Ever wondered what is inside a flower? Take a look at flowers outside in your garden or local area and then make a large model at home. You can use anything you can find in your house.

 

Science Objectives
i) Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees.

ii) Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.

 

Working Scientifically

  1. Ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways.
  2. Observe closely, using simple equipment.
  3. Perform simple tests.
  4. Identify and classify.
  5. Use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
  6. Gather and record data to help answer questions.

 

Extended Writing Opportunities
Labels, lists and signs: Make a large model of the inside of a flower and label the main parts.
Information text: Explain the main parts of a flower and their purpose.

 

You Will Need

Provided Resources

  • Flower Song
  • Ideas for junk flowers

Additional Resources

  • Cut flowers
  • Flowers from the playground
  • Magnifying glasses
  • Sketch books
  • Chopping boards
  • White paper
  • Lots of junk modelling materials (tubes, boxes, cardboard, pipe cleaners, tape, etc.)

 

Planning and Activities

 

  • Find flowering plants and carefully examine them with a magnifying glass. Sketch and photograph them.
  • Take a flowering plant to pieces and label the parts.
  • Model a flowering plant using junk modelling materials.
  • Understand the basic structure of a flower and the basic function of the main parts.

 

Activities

  1. Carefully examine flowers with a magnifying glass and become familiar with the inside of a flower.
  2. Make a large model of the inside of a flower using junk modelling materials.
  3. Understand the basic structure of a flowering plant and the basic function of the main parts.

 

Investigation - exploring, researching and analysing secondary sources
Find flowers outside in the playground and carefully examine them with a magnifying glass. Sketch and photograph them.
Make a large model of the inside of a flower using junk modelling materials.

 

Vocabulary
Plant, leaf, grow, deciduous, evergreen, roots, stem, leaves, flower

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