Ever wonder why a flower looks the way it does? Or what the different parts of a flower are for? In this lesson, you will explore the structure of flowers and learn about flower parts and what they do. You will examine a flower and draw and label different parts of your flower.
Before you get started
In this lesson, you will be asked to find a flower to draw and label. If you don’t have access to a physical flower, use the images of flowers described in the Examine part of the lesson.
- Two different flowers (if doing a comparison)
- Images of flowers if you cannot access flowers.
- Paper and pen
- Fillable worksheet
Peduncle: The stalk of a flower
Receptacle: The central part of a flower stalk where the parts of the flower are attached
Sepal: The outer parts of the flower (often green and leaf-like) that enclose a developing bud
Petal: The parts of a flower that are often conspicuously colored
Structure and Function: How things are shaped and put together determine what they
Sketching and recording information is an important scientific process. Scientists draw what they see, write out their observations, label their drawings, and ask questions based on their observations. Today you will be drawing a flower and labeling various parts of your flower.
Find a flower to examine. If you don’t have access to a flower, you can use the images provided below. Look at the flower very closely, making sure not to damage the flower as you look. Using the sentence prompts “I notice,” “I wonder,” and “It reminds me of,” write your observations.