Pollinating Parts

How do we know that a tomato is a fruit?

Do all fruit have their seeds on the outside?

By taking a closer look at the parts of a flower to help us understand why Miss Convery had flowers on her tomato plants but no fruit.

What do you know about the parts of a flower? (By cutting the flowers longways we can observe the cross section of a flower)

Why do we use a cross section?

We use a cross section to show the inside of an object.

What does a cross section include?

A cross section includes a title, a drawing and an indication of scale. The main features are labelled and lines and arrows connect the label to the feature.


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Pollination is when pollen is transferred from the male parts of the flower, the anther, to the female part of the flower, the stigma. Once this happens fertilisation occurs and the seed will grow.

View the Private Life of Plants, Episode 3: ‘Flowering’:




Play the interactive game, ‘Plant Life Cycles’:


Cross section of a flower

Complete a quiz on the parts of a flower;





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