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Plants 17.01.24

To explain the function of different parts of a flower 
Identifying and classifying


During this lesson, the children developed their understanding of what a plant is as a living organism and what 7 life processes they must have – movement, reproduction, growth, sensitivity, respiration, excretion and nutrition. We discussed why some plants are flowering (pollination for reproduction) and some are non-flowering (dispersion) and how this impacts on their life cycle.

As a class, we discussed how all living things need to reproduce to create new living things. Most plants contain both male sex cells (pollen) and female sex cells (ovules) but cannot fertilise themselves. Sexual reproduction happens when pollen (male) and an ovule (female) join in different plants - fertilisation. Children used a magnifying glass to explore the different parts of a flowering part and labeled the different parts involved in fertilisation and their function, e.g. stem, sepal, petal, stamen (male part that contains the anther and filament), pistal (female part that contains stigma, style, and ovary.