Prior to the February break, sixth graders spent several weeks discussing flowers, their reproductive parts, and the structures that help them to survive and get what they need as part of a life science unit on plants.
The students were also given the task of creating their own flower diagram or model, identifying the parts, and giving the flower’s scientific name. They concluded their angiosperm projects with a visit from Stacia Conyne, who owns Sacandaga Flowers. She shared an experiment with all classes to show how flowers absorb water. Students were given a white carnation and a water tube with food coloring. They then witnessed the colored water as it traveled through the internal tissues and into the petals, creating a colorful carnation!