Investigating Phenomena: What Causes Flowers to Open?

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Carolina Phenomenon

Phenomena-driven science! Phenomena are observable, naturally occurring events that are everywhere and spark student questions and investigations. Ask students to observe the DCI-linked phenomenon in the video and complete the attached student sheet prior to remote learning discussions.

Observations: Carefully watch the video of the opening flowers, which occurs over 13 hours. Gather all the evidence you can from the video, and write down everything you observe.

Generate Questions: What are the different flower parts for? How do the flowers know when to open? How will the flowers be pollinated?

Research (include sources):

Final Explanation: Use a written explanation, graphic, or flow chart to present your final explanation for the opening flowers.

Wisconsin Fast Plants® Growth, Development, and Reproduction Advanced Classroom Kit

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