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Monday - Science

Plant Structure

LO: To identify the main parts of a plant/flower and observe plants in the local environment.

What is a plant?


Definition: a living organism such as trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns and mosses, that typically grow in a permanent position. They absorb water and nutrients through its roots in order to grow. 

Task 1: Follow the slides or download the PowerPoint presentation to learn about the different parts of a plant. You will need to know all of these for the next part of the lesson!

Task 2: Flower Dissection Practical Activity

  1. Find a flower. Make sure that you ask permission before picking a flower. If you do not have access to a flower, you can use the example diagram from the PowerPoint to help you.
  2. Draw a grid or use print the example below with the following plant parts: petal, pollen, anther, filament, sepal, stigma, style, ovary, leaf. 
  3. Carefully remove the parts of a flower, you may want to use tweezers to do this if you have any in your house.
  4. Lay the flower out on a flat surface and place the different parts into the correct boxes in the grid.
  5. Using what you have learnt from today’s lesson, can you write a brief description of what part does in your home learning books. Use the PowerPoint to help you recap if you need to.


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