Experiment: To show the Parts of the Flower
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Equipment and Materials: A flowering plant (for example a tulip), selotape, white plate, piece of glass
- Observe your plant and identify stem, leaves, sepals and petals. Count the petals.
- Look inside the petals and identify the stamens and the carpel. Count the stamens.
- Using your finger, carefully brush some pollen (the yellow powder) from the stamen, and stick the pollen onto some selotape. Stick the selotape on some glass or into your notebook.
- Carefully remove all of the leaves.
- Look for sepals (some plants do not have them) and remove them.
- Remove the stem.
- Remove the petals.
- Carefully remove all stamens.
- Cut the carpel in two and observe.
- Draw and label the different parts of the flower (petals, sepals, stamen and carpel)
The parts of the flower are identified.
The tulip has 6 petals and 6 stamens. It does not have any sepals. It has one carpel. There is pollen on the stamens.
Stem, flower, leaf (leaves), carpel, anther, stamen, pollen, petal, sepal.