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Dissecting Flowers

16 Mar

dissecting a flowerLast week Dr. Augie’s had the pleasure of helping some Girl Scouts get their flower badges.

The requirements were:

1. Uncover the science of one flower
2. Look under the petals
3. Find out how flowers help people
4. Have fun with flowers
5. Send a message in flower code

To that end the girls dissected some early season flowers, snow drops. They turned out to be wonderful specimens having all the parts in the diagram and having full ovaries. Once the girls read about the parts of a flower and discussed what they knew about flowers, they then each dissected and labeled their flowers. After that they took turns viewing their flower parts under the microscope.

To have fun with flowers they built their own flowers out of coffee filters, paper and pipe cleaners. The results were beautiful as well as educational.

 

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