Botany Test ~Monocots and Dicots~

Botany Test ~Monocots and Dicots~

May 5, 2011

Being the “not so typical school” that we are, when we test we usually end up with something like this:

After reading in our Apologia Science Book “Exploring Creation with Botany”  Lesson 2 ~Seeds~  and learning about monocots and dicots we needed to see if the kids understood what we went over. So out to a hiking trail we went!.

A monocot has a single cotyledon (seed part) like a piece of corn and a dicot has two parts like a bean. If the seed is not present you can look at the leaves to tell; monocots have parallel veins running vertically along the leaf (like grass) and a dicot has the “net” of veins spreading out from the main center vein (like most plants have). Monocot’s flowers usually have petals in sets of threes, where dicots have petals in sets of fours or fives.

094

“OK we are ready!” I don’t think I have to worry to much about them “freezing up” before a test!

090

Right away Adam spotted this fluff and shouted, “There is what’s left of a bunny!” Silly boy, I had to tell him that was just thistle fluff, its seeds are attached to that so when the wind blows the seeds are scattered! I could see how he mistook it for bunny fur though!

095096

Both boys found their monocots with their vertical running veins right off. Adam’s being a blade of grass and Austin’s was a small cane stalk. I wanted them to each get a different kind of plant to claim not all of them getting the same. Anna wasn’t as quick so she had a hard time finding one that was different.

Pics By Austin

Dicots were abundant, with their veined leaves. Austin got this picture mainly for the daddy long legs that was on top of it.

101

A dragon fly atop a dicot.

111

An Assassin Bug (probably a nymph) on a dicot leaf..

113

Anna was chilling with dad.

115

Can you see the butterfly? Neither did Anna, right after we took this shot she stepped on it. Thankfully it fluttered off only slightly damaged.

239

Adam always seems to find a way to entertain himself, I believe he was using this dicot leaf as a walky-talky at this point.

119

This Wild Petunia is a dicot veined leaves and five petals.

135

This little Cotton Tail wasn’t sure what to think of us taking it’s picture. It was busy eating monocots before we spooked it.

The trail did not have many flowers, so we was disappointed a bit but all the kids passed their test and that was what mattered. After they each spotted a plant to claim as their “test” plant I would walk along and point at a random plants and ask them which kind is this. They did wonderfully each time. Good job kids!!!

Blessings to you,

Becky

© Becky Husband & Oh Happy Daze Disclaimers

Affiliate Links: Thank you for supporting my blog by purchasing through these links.

Christianbook.com carries a wide variety of Christian, Hebrew Roots, & Messianic products along with an abundant amount of homeschool curriculum, inspirational books, movies, music, gifts and more!!

banner13_thumb2_thumb_thumb

Looking for great essential oils at affordable prices?? Check out Spark Naturals!! Be sure to save your 10% by using coupon code: HAPPYDAZE

sn-long-ad

Find pretty much anything you need at Amazon.com

amazon_homepage_assoc_468x60_orange_[2]


Ads that are displayed below this point are NOT my ads but those of WordPress.com and are not necessarily approved or supported by Becky Husband or Oh Happy Daze. If you saw an inappropriate ad, please report it!

Advertisements

About beckyhusband

Becky is a Christian homeschool mom blogger that lives on a small farm in Deep East Texas. When she isn't homeschooling her kids, she is busy documenting their life on her blog through photography, video, and slideshows. She has always been talented using the computer and working with digital imagery in an artistic and inspiring way. Her experience includes recording and editing videos for church, capturing and editing digital photos, scanning and digitally "cleaning" paper photos, and creating photo slideshows.

Posted on May 10, 2011, in Hiking, Homeschool and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: