To do: Learn 4 parts of a flower.
Time: 15 minutes
Materials: A real flower or a detailed life-like picture of a flower.
Learning specific vocabulary like parts of a flower is easy for a child if you present it to them. At a young age, most vocabulary is “new” and children absorb knowledge from their environment, so why not make parts of a flower a part of your home environment?
Here are 4 parts of a flower to investigate! Pick a flower from a bouquet or from outside and identify the Stamens, Pistil, Corolla, and Calyx. Here’s an image to help guide you.
First off, a flower is the “reproductive part of some seed bearing plants.” It has stamens (1) and a pistil (2), enclosed in an outer envelope of petals (3) and sepals (4).
- Stamens: The stamens are the male parts of the flower. They produce pollen.
- Pistil: The pistil is the female part of the flower. It contains the materials that make the seeds. It is often at the center of the flower.
- Corolla: The corolla is made up of the petals of the flower. It is often brightly colored.
- Calyx: The calyx is the outer-most covering of the flower. It is usually green. It is made up of sepals.
Can you identify these four parts of a flower? Try giving a 3 Period Lesson about this new vocabulary! Here’s how:
- Naming: Pointing at the flower or image tell your child, “This is the pistil.”
- Recognizing: Ask your child, “Which one is the calyx?” or “Touch the corolla.”
- Remembering: Finally, ask your child to remember the new vocabulary by pointing at one part of the flower and asking, “What is this?”
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