Helpful Terms

I love science because there are so many fascinating things that can be explained or better-understood once you know the science. Part of science is specific terminology. Here are some terms that will help you as you learn more about the science in the world around you!



Anthers: The male parts of a flower.

Ovary: Sits at the base of the pistil. Once a pollen grain tube reaches here, seeds are formed.

Ovule: The base of the pistil.

Petal: The colorful portion of a flower.

Pistil: The female reproductive organ of a flower. Includes the stigma, style, ovary, and ovule.

Pollination: The movement of pollen grains from a flower’s anthers to the stigma of another flower of the same species.

Pollinators: The insects and vertebrates that help to pollinate plants.

Stamen: The male reproductive organ of a flower

Stigma: The females parts of a flower. Includes the anther and filament.

Style: The tube that runs from the stigma to the ovary.




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