Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Flower Parts And Their Jobs: A Science Poster

First, I need to admit that I traced this image. I didn’t like any of my free-handed, dissected flowers, and just like I tell my students not to get hung up on their drawings, I had to allow that the stress of drawing this image well enough was getting too great. (I’ll also admit that I am rather proud I can follow my own advice!)

The base of this poster is just a piece of regular copy paper or cardstock. The folded flaps are regular copy paper cut into 2 ½ inch x 4 inch pieces. (Okay, I discovered that trick after making my model. My model only has a ½ inch flap to glue to the poster, but this made coloring it a trick. My students, instead, create a folded piece, with the info written inside that they glue down; this is much simpler that writing on the poster itself.) Each of the flap pieces, 9 in total, need the flower parts labeled on their fronts. For younger kids you could simplify this by omitting the parts they don’t yet need to learn.

Again, we fill out the information as a class to ensure students have correct and complete information to study, and once the poster is ready, students can use it to study and self-test.


  1. LOVE this- and will be using this idea in class very soon! Thanks!

  2. I am so glad I found this on Pinterest. My daughter and I just started a unit on plants/gardens, and these notebook activities will be perfect for us!!

  3. So cute! Will do this tomorrow with my class. Next time you do this activity, however, the pistil of a flower is spelled with an "i," not an "o."

  4. It's "pistil." :-)
    Love the idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Do you have a template for this that I could use with my 4th graders?
    Thank You,
    Anna Hansen