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Towers 'n Flowers Gallery:
Form, Function & Reproduction in Flower Families

A lesson designed by Sarah Carlson:

Using The Private Eye, students go on a clue-gathering mission inside a variety of cut flowers to discover how flower forms differ, how they are the same, and how these forms help flowers reproduce. Students begin by making easy "books" to focus attention and document the process, then move into hypothesizing form-function relationships in flower structures. Students play a FormFollowsFunction "What's It?" Game along the way.



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