Many students have few significant experiences investigating flower structure and function, yet are expected to understand sexual reproduction in angiosperms. We present here an inquiry-based hands-on activity where middle school students compare plant reproduction to more commonly understood animal reproduction. This provides a foundation to more deeply understand topics related to plant reproduction. This activity also provides many opportunities to explicitly address the nature of science and how science works. This article addresses National Science Education Content Standards A, C, and G, and Iowa Teaching Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 2011 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Goodman, Timothy D. and Woodruff, Laurence H.
"The Buds and the Bees: Inquiry into the Sexual Reproduction of Plants,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 38:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol38/iss2/6