You will need
How to do it
- Take a daffodil and carefully begin the dissection. Start with the outer parts of the daffodil: sepal, petals etc.
- Use a pair of scissors to cut the corona. You may also want to use tweezers to assist with the dissection.
- Continue to dissect the remaining parts of the daffodil, laying them out on a flat surface.
- Use a magnifying glass to take a closer look at each part of the daffodil.
What are we learning
A flower dissection is a great way to get children to really engage with the parts of a flower. Flowers like daffodils and lilies work particularly well for this activity. Children will enjoy discovering and labelling all the different parts of the flower and researching their purposes.
Go on a nature walk and look at other types of flowers. What flower parts do they have in common? What are the differences?