Chapter Name: Reproduction in Plants
Activity Name: Collect flowers in Reproduction in Plants
In this activity, you will collect various flowers from your surroundings, ensuring that you have at least one type of elon or gourd flower. You will then observe and record different parts of each flower in a provided table. This activity helps you understand the diversity of flowers and their reproductive structures.
- Access to a variety of flowers in the surroundings
Step by Step Procedure:
- Find a suitable location with a diverse range of flowers in your surroundings.
- Collect as many different types of flowers as possible, ensuring you include at least one elon or gourd flower.
- Carefully handle the flowers to avoid damage during the collection process.
- Place each flower on a flat surface for observation.
|Flower Type||Petals||Sepals||Stamens||Pistil||Other Observations|
|Flower 1||5||5||10 (filament + anther)||1 (stigma + style + ovary)||Red color petals with yellow stamens|
|Flower 2||4||4||6 (filament + anther)||1 (stigma + style + ovary)||White color petals with green stamens|
|Flower 3||5||5||0||1 (stigma + style + ovary)||No stamens present|
|Elon/Gourd||5||5||5 (filament + anther)||1 (stigma + style + ovary)||Yellow color petals with elongated ovary|
Record your observations for each flower in the table provided. Pay attention to the number of petals, sepals, stamens, pistil, and any other distinct characteristics.
Note down your observations in below table format
- Handle the flowers with care to avoid damaging them.
- Avoid picking rare or endangered flowers. Stick to common and abundant ones.
- If you are unsure about the type of flower, try to identify it without damaging the plant.
Lesson Learnt from Experiment:
Through this activity, you will learn about the different parts of flowers, their arrangement, and how they contribute to the process of plant reproduction. You will also understand the diversity of floral structures in different plant species.