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The Reproductive Role of Flowers

Grades: 6-12
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    This video segment adapted from NOVA explains how flowers play a central role in the reproductive cycle of plants. Their striking array of colors, patterns, fragrances, and nectar all require lots of energy to produce. But it is these features that attract insects and other animals, which, in turn, carry genetic material from flower to flower. The video and illustration describe various parts of the reproductive system, including the stamens and pistil, which generate seeds and ensure the survival of an enormous variety of plant species.

  • The Reproductive Role of Flowers

    In this video from NOVA, learn about the critical role of flowers in seed plant reproductive biology.

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    © 2008, 2007 WGBH Educational Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

  • Flower Reproductive Parts

    Image of the reproductive parts of a flower, including the stamens and pistil, which generate seeds and ensure the survival of an enormous variety of plant species.

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    NOVA: "First Flower"

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    Adapted from NOVA: "First Flower." Original music composed by Tay Chee Wei, Declaffer Music Studios, Singapore.

  • Source: Produced for Teachers' Domain.

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    ©2008 WGBH Educational Foundation. All Rights Reserved.


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Contributor: WGBH Educational Foundation-grayscale


Funder: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation-grayscale


Producer: WGBH Educational Foundation-grayscale