Our Year 9 and Year 10 students had a fun practical activity of dissecting white lilies.
They learned about the male and female reproductive parts of a flower and how they contribute to pollination and fertilization. The students were amazed to see parts of a plant they had never seen before.
Our student, Nikolas, prepared microscope slides to explore pollen particles and stem tissue. Student Ema researched the number of ovules in the lily flower and discovered it typically produces 3-6 ovules, which is significantly smaller than the number of eggs females have at birth (around 1 million).