Students explore plant development through sorting and drawing stages of budding, flowering, and fruiting. Then they discuss possible functions of plant parts. This activity focuses students on life cycles of plants. As students search for flowers in different stages of growth and attempt to put them in order, they will recognize the major structures and notice how they change. Students will not only learn about that individual plant but also make meaning about the function of different plant parts and how this corresponds to the plant’s life cycle.
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