Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Dispersal and Fruit

Mechanically Disperal
D Man drew a tractor for mechanical dispersal of seeds.


Wind Dispersal
D Man drew the sky and clouds with seeds flying through the sky.



Water Disperal
D Man drew the ocean with a counut floating in the water.

Human Disperal
D Man drew a man with a rake planting a seed.
These are all five drawings for Human,Water,Wind,Mechanical, and Animal Disperal.

Fleshy Fruits
Hesperidium ( Orange)
A modified berry.
Its has a leathery skin but not as hard a pepo.


Pepo and Hesperidium are both modified fruits.
We  compared the outer shell of each.
 Fleshy Fruits
Pepo(Watermelon)
It's skin is hard and thick it is called a rind.
                                   
Fleshy Fruits
Berry(Blueberries)
They all have thin skin and the entire fruit is fleshy.
We also talked about Dry Fruits :
Grain or caryopsis
Pods or legumes
Capsules
Follicle
Achene
Samaras
Nuts

This was the end of our fruit study which was Lesson 5 in Exploring Creation with Botany.

3 comments:

SuzyQ said...

This looks like such a great project.
Our kids are really into botany at the moment too!

amy2blessings said...

Thank you, we have fun doing botany, are you doing Apologia?

April

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

wow - those are great drawings, especially the man! Great job!