Although flowers come in all shapes, sizes, colours and scents, most will have the same basic parts to ensure that pollination, fertilisation and seed production take place.
The articles Flower parts and Te haenga me te ruinga o te kākano ❘ Pollination and seed dispersal have helpful background information about the plant parts and their purposes.
In this activity, students use online and/or paper resources to identify and label parts of a pua/flower.
By the end of this activity, students should be able to:
- identify and label some of the main parts of a pua/flower
- use te reo Māori and English to label the parts of a pua/flower
- use literacy skills to learn about and discuss the function of each part.
Download the Word file (see link below the interactives).
Ngā rākau ❘ Trees curates bilingual articles that present the fundamentals of plant biology in forms accessible to students and teachers who may have limited prior knowledge. The articles are also available as te reo Māori-only Word documents for kaiako to adapt as required.
Flower parts play a role in plant reproduction. These article provide useful background information:
- Flower parts
- Seed-bearing plants
- Flowering plant life cycles
- Pollination resources – planning pathways and this interactive planning pathway curate Hub resources on flowers and pollination.
Get hands on with flower parts and pollination: