18 April 2011

scissors, paper, tweezers, tape.

flower dissection.

A new favorite activity has come home from school: flower dissection.  This page has a very detailed description of the work in the Montessori classroom, and you can find a diagram and list of flower parts here.  Even without going the full monty on the terminology, you could have a lot of fun with this with kids of all ages--comparing shapes of petals, seeds, and stem cross-sections of different flowers, counting various elements, or just practicing your cutting and taping. 

flower dissection.

flower dissection.

1 comment:

Teri D. said...

we did something very similar when we were studying flowers. but did not even think to dissect them as you did. will have to try that.
by the way, here is our wildflower study:
http://blog.giddygiddy.com/giddygiddy/2011/03/perfectly-wild.html

teri

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