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Dissecting Lillies - Mr Breslins 5th class

posted Apr 23, 2018, 2:38 PM by Owen Breslin   [ updated Apr 23, 2018, 2:44 PM ]
Mr Breslins 5th class learned about plants in the autumn. They studied a diagram of a flower in their textbook.

We decided to dissect a number of flowers and try and identify each part of the flower for ourselves. Using Lillies the boys and girls worked together to strip back the petals and identify the Sigma, Style and Ovary of each flower.  Using a cotton bud they also got a chance to collect pollen from each flower. It surprised some members of the class how fine the grains of pollen were. We also visited the school garden to try and find flowers we could also dissect. We were able to find a number of flowers that had seeds forming in the ovary. Finally while in the garden we also went searching for examples of seeds that were visible on the trees and in flowers.

 

collected pollen




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