This week took a look at the plant kingdom; with a special focus on flowering plants.

plantain flower flowers 1 maple flowers 

We made a trip outside to learn about using field guides to identify trees and flowers.

trees and sun

We then talked about monocots and eudicots/dicots.

monocot anemone forget me


We learned that flowers are made up of 4 whorls (or parts) which could be more clearly seen when we dissected a lily. 

lily dissected and labeled

 Using our new information we then build a perfect (also complete) flower.

Is this lily complete? incomplete? perfect? imperfect?

find out HERE