Daffodil dissection :: parts of a flower lesson

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Daffodil dissection :: parts of a flower lesson

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Daffodil dissection :: parts of a flower lesson

In this spring science lesson we’ll learn about the parts of a flower through a daffodil dissection experiment.

Daffodil dissection :: parts of a flower lesson

As part of , let’s take a very close look at daffodil flowers. Here we can combine investigative exploration with drawing and painting. Crossing over from science to art lets us engage our analytical thinking and our creative talents. We’re engaging our whole brain, appealing to all different learning styles, and perhaps discovering new talents and interests.

Daffodil dissection :: parts of a flower lesson

For this activity you will need:

:: coloured pencils, crayons or paints

Start by taking a very close look at your daffodils. I asked my children to imagine I’d never seen a daffodil and to describe one to me. They noticed some things they’d never thought about before: the petals sparkle, the stem has ridges, the flower is symmetrical, there are six tiny ‘stalks’ inside the trumpet….

You can note down these initial observations in your

Then it’s time for an even closer look. We placed a daffodil on a chopping board and used a craft knife to slice right through the middle of the whole flower and stem. New things were revealed! And a magnifying glass let us get an even better look.

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