BioSleuths: Belleville

Monday: Flower Dissection

Flowers, they are everywhere. But did you ever notice how important insects are to a plant and its life cycle? Students learned the different flower parts such as the petals and the stamen. Not only were students able to learn what the flower parts are but also were able to dissect a real flower.

One student stated, “I like bees now. They help make pretty flowers.”

Ask your student:

What do insects do to help a flower make more of itself? (pollinate, transfer pollen)

What does a flower provide to a butterfly? (provides food/nourishment to the butterfly)