Parts of and Kinds of Botany

PARTS OF THE LEAF, FLOWER, ROOT, KINDS OF ROOTS,
LEAF MARGINS AND VENATION AND THEIR DEFINITIONS (small group presentation)

Purpose:
To further expand the child’s knowledge of the parts of the plant.

Age:
4+ years

Material:
Nomenclature cards.

Presentation:
NOTE: We started with the whole, the plant, and worked down into the parts.
Each time we give greater detail.
As always, at this stage you would begin with a real specimen.
After identifying the parts using a real specimen, you may follow through with classified cards.
Introduce the cards to the children.
Establish the language which is known and give a three period lesson for the language to be learned.
At the reading stage, you may introduce the printed labels, definition booklets and definition cards (if available) in the same manner as the Land and Water Definitions.

Exercise 1:
As in presentation.
Encourage the children to make their own diagrams and label them, if appropriate.
Leaf rubbings are an enjoyable and informative activity for the children.

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