Your tulip bulbs have arrived and you're going to bury them in the garden. But wait! What's a bulb? Let's take a look.
Looking for Clues
You may never have seen a tulip bulb before. Hold one and examine it. How does it feel? How would you describe what it looks like?
Your bulb is unique. Measure your bulb and draw a picture of it. Compare it with others from the bag.
Carefully cut open a bulb and look inside. Use a magnifying glass if you can. What do you see?
A Closer Look
Here is a tulip bulb cut in cross section. Does yours look like this? A bulb contains everything it needs for winter survival and spring growth. As a scientist, explore your bulb and predict what its parts will become.
Your bulb will grow underground this winter. When spring arrives it will become a beautiful tulip plant with with a big red flower!