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Dissecting Lilies

As part of our Science topic on plants, Year 5 had a go at dissecting lilies. We have been learning about reproduction in plants and found out that a flower has both male and female parts.

There are two types of reproduction: sexual and asexual. Living things that use sexual reproduction have sex cells called gametes. These are split into male gametes and female gametes. Plants contain both male and female gametes. In plants, the male gametes are contained in the pollen and the female gametes are called ovules. The stamen is the male part of the plants that contains the pollen and the carpel is the female part with the ovaries.

We dissected lilies to identify all of the parts of a flower, particularly the male and female parts.

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