Students spend time in South Fork’s “outdoor classroom” dissecting flowers using dissection microscopes as they discuss the sexual reproduction system of a flowering plant and how the flower is adapted for the reproduction process. They also discuss how fruit and seed dispersal play an important role in maintaining a species.


  • CDL.7.B.15 – Vascular and nonvascular plant differentiation
  • CDL.7.B.16 – Cycads, gymnosperms and angiosperms differentiation
  • CDL.7.B.17 – Structure and function of the major parts of a plants: roots, stems leaves and flowers
  • CDL.7.B.18 – Relate the structure of Plant tissue to its function: epidermal, ground and vascular

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