We are going to recap some of our learning from the Autumn term as well as complete some new activities linked to flowers and plants. This is one of our trickier science topics this year and so a good one to revisit. Plus, now it's summer time, we have many more flowers and plants in bloom than we did in the autumn!
Let's see what you can remember...
Did you know flowers have male and female parts?
The male parts of the flower are called the stamen- this is easy to remember as the male parts as it has men in the word. The stamen consists of two parts the anther and the filament which produce pollen.
The female parts of the flower are called the carpel and consist of the ovary, stigma and style. The ovules that eventually get fertilised to become new seeds are contained within the ovary.
stamen= male part of the flower
carpel= female part of the flower
Today you are going to learn about the process of pollination. We covered this in the autumn term but it is always good to refresh our memory as it can be tricky to remember. Watch the video below to explain the important role that bees play in the process of pollination.
Pollination definition = the transfer of pollen from the male part of the plant (stamen) to the female part of the plant to allow the flower to be fertilised and create more flowers.
Have a go at some or all of these at home science experiments!
Oranges and baking soda-
Make your own lava lamp-
Make a storm in a glass!