Sixth graders have been studying plants and processes that allow them to survive. They kicked off the unit by dissecting a flower on the first day of spring. Students were practicing botanists in the field drawing both a frontal view and crossection of a daffodil. They used microscopes to locate and label all parts of the flowers. They were excited and surprised to find undeveloped seeds in the ovary of the flower, hidden from the eye. We will follow this lesson by learning about processes such as photosynthesis, transpiration, and respiration.