This week I dissected flowers along with Torie, Charis, and Alia. We opened it up, identified the various parts, and discussed how each part of the flower worked. We had a big discussion about the male/female parts of the flower and how they work together to make seeds. As we were cleaning up, I looked over my shoulder and saw Alia, 9, rubbing her fingers over the flowers still intact and sitting in the vase.
“What are you doing,” I asked.
“Making babies.” Her response was simple and innocent. And I cracked up laughing.
“What?” she asked. “I’m sprinkling the pollen from these flowers over the carpel of others so they can make seeds and baby flowers can grow.”
What can I say? She learned her science lesson for the day.