Flower Dissection Lab

This is a teacher-created website with several resources for labs and activities. The introduction explains the definition of many terms. There is a brief overview of the dissection, which students are instructed to read. The directions are easy to follow and students are given an Observation Chart where they can record their observations (you must scroll all the way to the bottom to access it). Students are instructed to tape parts of their flower to their paper on the section provided. This is a well-developed lab with appropriate information and explicit directions.

Standards & Objectives

Learning objectives: 


  • To study the structure of a typical flower.
  • To study the male and female reproductive organs needed for sexual reproduction in flowering plants.


Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 

Helpful Hints


  • fresh flower(s)hand lens
  • plain paper
  • clear tape
  • dissecting needle
  • forceps
  • metric ruler
  • scalpel or razor blade