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Flowers

Category: Nature

Year Introduced:

Item Number: YOU4640

Originating Institution: General Conference

Requirements

 

1.    Collect and press, photograph, or draw ten flowers of different colors and keep them in a book. Name the different kinds and tell where you found them.

2.    Tell what attracts bees and insects to flowers, and what it is that the bees take from the flowers.

3.    Describe three ways in which flower seeds are scattered.

4.    Tell how you can help to protect our wild flowers.

5.    Make a bookmark using dried flower petals.

6.    Identify ten flowers that are grown in your area.

7.    Take a bouquet of flowers to someone.

8.    Show how to arrange flowers and keep a bouquet fresh for as long as possible.

Answers

 

1.    Look for your flowers in the fields or wooded areas, in wet places near rivers and ponds, or in your garden.

2.    Colors, smells, and motion attract insects to flowers. Nectar, pollen, and water are taken from the flow­ers.

3.    Flower seeds are scattered by birds, wind, insects, and animals. See your local agricultural department for help.

4.    The best way to protect wild flowers is to leave them where you find them. If you do pick them, do not pull the roots out of the ground.

5.    Pick and dry petals from several different flowers. Cut white paper 2" by 7" and arrange petals on it. Laminate with clear plastic and trim excess material. Your bookmark may be given as a gift for Mother's Day, a birthday, etc.

6.    Identify live flowers whenever possible. Flash cards, magazine or seed catalog pictures may be used, if necessary.

7.    Pick a bouquet of garden flowers, arrange them nicely and take them to someone to make them happy, OR make a silk flower arrangement and share it (could be taken to Sabbath School).

8.    Adding green leaves to flower arrangements can be attractive. Fresh flowers may be kept longer if you change the water daily and keep the flowers in a cool place.

Materials

 

1.    Collect and press, photograph, or draw ten flowers of different colors and keep them in a book. Name the different kinds and tell where you found them.

2.    Tell what attracts bees and insects to flowers, and what it is that the bees take from the flowers.

3.    Describe three ways in which flower seeds are scattered.

4.    Tell how you can help to protect our wild flowers.

5.    Make a bookmark using dried flower petals.

6.    Identify ten flowers that are grown in your area.

7.    Take a bouquet of flowers to someone.

8.    Show how to arrange flowers and keep a bouquet fresh for as long as possible.

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