Flower structure up close

"Isn't it prettey inside there!"  


Student quote while looking in the microscope. 

Del Rio Elementary

Every student gets our amazingly simple to use binocular microscope and oohs and aahhhs at how complex a little flower can be. Go out and find a dandilion or bring in a bunch of flowers from home.  The hidden microscopic pollinators add an extra dimension of discovery.

small white flower pod

Light allows us to see (Physics 1-PS4-2). Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects can be seen only when illuminated. 

Watch Class Movie

Class Movie

teacher Prep

Teacher Edition Lab Sheet

Teacher Prep Movie

Lab sheet & activites

1st Grade LAbs

Student Lab Sheet

Lab Materials Needed

red and blue food coloring

drinking straws to blow with

from Kea STEMCrate

- 1 Tedros Test Tube per student

- 1 Pippi Pipette per student

- 1 Container warm water per group (Dyed Red)

-  1 Container ice water per group

 (Dyed Blue)


Give your students time to document their observations 

Your students will make amazing discoveries in this lab. Flowers are amazingly complex and fascinating when you see them up close.