Flowers make seeds

We read a book about seeds because we wanted to know more about the pumpkin seedlings on our playground, and in the book it talked about how most seeds begin inside flowers. 

We set up a provocation that invited the children to really explore the different parts of a flower. 
They used a magnifying glass to see detail, and pulled apart the flowers in order to see what was inside better.

We named the different parts we could see and talked about what purpose each part served. 
We talked about the flowers life cycle and acknowledged that all living things also have a life cycle. 

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