Flowers are intricate, detailed, and yet so pretty. There is so much that goes into a simple flower, that this printable parts of a flower worksheet will appeal to both boys and girls.
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Flower parts can be divided into the attraction parts and reproduction parts.
The attraction parts are the petals, sepal, and receptacle. These are what support the flower and attract pollinators in order for the plant to be able to reproduce.
The receptacle is what attaches the flower to the stem. It’s shape and color can vary with the flower, and help determine which direction the flower faces, and how large it can be.
The sepals are the leaf-like petals at the base of the flower. These help protect the developing bud, as well as protecting the petals at night, when the flower closes.
The petals themselves are the parts of the flower we admire the most. Their shape, bright colors, patterns and designs are what attract the pollinators to the flower. Insects like ants, bees, butterflies, moths, etc, birds, bats, and other pollinators use the colors, patterns and even scent of the flower to find them and the sweet nectar inside.
Did you know that often petals will be directional? They may have lines, dots, or gradual color changes to show pollinators where the nectar – and pollen – inside the flower. And those are done specifically to help pollinators know which end is up on flowers.
The reproduction parts of a flower are divided again into male and female parts.
The male part – the stamen, with its anther and filament – is what produces the pollen. Pollen is what fertilizes other plants, and is the part needed to ovules into seeds.
The female part – the pistil, with its stigma, style, pollen tube, ovary and ovule – is what takes the pollen and combines it with the ovules to create seeds.
For plant reproduction to take place, pollinators carry pollen from one plant to another, from the anther to the stigma. The stigma, sitting on top of the style, allows the pollen to go down the pollen tube to the ovary, and waiting ovule. There it will combine with the ovule to create a new seed. In fruit-bearing plants, the ovary will become the fleshy fruit around the seed.
As the seed develops inside the pistil, everything else dries up and crumbles away, leaving the mature seed, waiting to germinate once it hits soil.
Recommended Flower Books for Kids
Flowers, pollination and seed development is a fascinating journey. Check out some of our favorite stories and books on growing flowers.
Recommended Flower Growing Kits
One of the best ways to learn about flowers is to grow your own! All you really need is seed, dirt, water, sun and a little patience. Try one of these kits to make growing flowers even more fun. And when the flowers are ready, you can pick them, enjoy them — and maybe dissect one to see all those flower parts from the parts of a flower worksheet in real life!
Kinderific Gardening Tool Set, Designed for Kids, STEM, Tote Bag, Spade, Watering Can, Rake, Fork, Trowel, Gloves.Miracle-Gro Kids My Very Own Flower Garden by Horizon Group USASproutbrite Wildflower Seed Starter Kit – Sunflowers Daises & More – Grow Your Own Mini Flower Garden – Gardening Gift Kit for Growing Indoors or OutdoorsDan&Darci Paint & Plant Flower Growing Kit – Grow Cosmos, Zinnia, Marigold Flowers – Includes Everything Needed to Paint and Grow – Great Gift for Children STEMINNOCHEER Kids Gardening Tools with STEM Learning Guide, Watering Can, Gardening Gloves, Shovel, Rake, Trowel & Garden Accessories – Outdoor and Learning Toys All in One Tote( 18 Pieces)Kids Garden Tools with STEM Learning Guide by ROCA Toys. Tote Bag, Watering Can, Shovel, Rake and Trowel – Summer Toys
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