We”ll be starting off with this awesome BBC site (does it seem like BBC has all the cool stuff?), containing a really nice diagram on flower parts, and lots of detailed information about pollination and fertilization.
I like this video of a narcissus plant actively blooming. It’s just fun!
This is a very cool, interactive site with a variety of interesting plant options, but I especially liked the segment on how different animals or insects view flowers. How do you see flowers? What about a bat or a bee?
Neat microscope images of various types of pollen. We will have fun looking at these, but I don’t see us spending a lot of time here. It’s more for FYI.
How many different flower shapes do you know? We will look over this site, but I don’t think we will spend a lot of time here, either. I don’t feel we need to memorize all of these.
After the parts of a flower have been learned, the kids can practice with this fun BBC game. (See what I mean about BBC?)
This next game, is so fun! I admit that I played it a couple times myself. Can you survive as a plant, or would you go extinct? You must strike the proper balance between roots, leaves, and flowers.
Can you design a flower that will attract hummingbirds? What about butterflies and bees?
Vocab to know:
The kids can color and label this flower anatomy page from enchanted learning.
We’ll be dissecting a flower, trying to find all the parts we have learned, and viewing them with a magnifying glass or our handy-dandy, microscope.