Pollination Teacher Resources
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Flowers Seeking Pollinators
Why are flowers so darn pretty? Well, as your class will find out, it has a little something to do with pollination and plant reproduction. The class discusses all the things that make flowers attractive and how those attractive features lure birds, bats, animals, and insects to help them pollinate other plants or disperse their seeds.
3rd - 7th Science 62 Views 72 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Bee Pollen Popular
The world would be a much different place without the help of pollinators. Read about the important role bats, hummingbirds, and various insects play in plant reproduction, exploring the interdependence of living things in an ecosystem. Learn about the interesting social structure of beehives, each with a single queen, thousands of worker bees, and honeycombs full of babies.
1st - 4th Language Arts 62 Views 47 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Impact of Climate Change on Bees in Eastern Forests: Pollination in Action
Who needs bees? We do! Kids get a chance to understand the pollination process, and the important role bees play in our environment. They play a really great game that shows them how bees normally act versus how bees act when temperatures are warmer than they should be, with the added strain of pesticides thrown in.
5th - 8th Science 27 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Every City Needs Healthy Honey Bees
"With the declining numbers of bees, the cost of over 130 fruit and vegetable crops that we rely on for food is going up in price." While scientist Noah Wilson-Rich uses the plight of honey bees as the main focus of his presentation, this is actually a great resource to begin a discussion on what the future holds for urban agriculture.
13 mins 9th - 12th Science 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Second graders study and examine the structure of a flower. In this pollination lesson, 2nd graders observe pollinators in the garden and dissect a flower. Students then plant strawberry plants in the garden and observe the process of "from flower to fruit.
2nd Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Pollination of Flowers by Moths
Turn your classroom into a pollination station as your kids transform into moths or predators trying to survive and aiding in plant reproduction along the way. Using silent party blowers as proboscises, the moths will have two minutes to collect as much nectar as possible.
6th - 8th Science 8 Views 7 Downloads
What do bees and children have in common? They both love their sweets. Decorate a flower pot or bucket to look like a brightly colored flower and fill it with wrapped candy and cheese puffs. Have learners reach into grab the candy, covering their hands in powdered cheese and modeling the process of pollination.
1st - 3rd Science 18 Views 11 Downloads
Fourth graders discover the process of pollination due to bees. In this pollination lesson, 4th graders read the book entitled How Groundhog's Garden Grew, discussing why the process of pollination is important. Students role play the process of pollination, using paper bees, flowers and dampened cotton balls.
4th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Trouble in the Hive: Researching the Decimation of Honeybee Colonies
Teach your class about colony collapse disorder and foster discussion about causes and solutions for the honeybee problem. Class members read and discuss an article and participate in one of two detailed activities about pollination and bee colonies.
8th - 12th Science 14 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Pollination and Fertilization
Save yourself time by using this concise arrangement of slides about pollination and fertilization in plants. Minimal wording is included, but the graphics are educational. You will also find charts for the adaptations of both wind-pollinated and insect-pollinated plants stating the reason for each adaptation feature.
7th - 9th Science 4 Views 4 Downloads
The Beauty Of Pollination
Beautiful high-definition video footage by Louie Schwartzberg captures the flights of hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees up close. Fruits ripen with time-lapse photography and flowers bloom as these animals, along with bats, seek food and end up pollinating plants.
4 mins 1st - 8th Science 5 Views 3 Downloads
Parts of the Flower and Pollination
Students review the parts of the plant and recognize the parts that are important for pollination. In this pollination lesson, students illustrate and label the parts of a flower. Students compare different types of flowers.
1st - 3rd Science 41 Views 131 Downloads
What's All the Buzz about Pollination?
Students explore plant life by participating in a bee role-playing activity. In this pollination lesson, students discuss the importance of pollen grains to female flowers and complete a handout called "What's the Buzz?" Students utilize construction paper plates, sand and cotton balls to role-play as bees who are looking to pollinate flowers.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Here is a clever instructional activity on pollination of flowers for you. In it, learners study the anatomy of a flower, and play a game in which they simulate the process of pollination. This fine plan brings in elements of art, physical education, language arts, and science.
2nd - 3rd Science 8 Views 37 Downloads
Beneficial Bug Scavenger Hunt
Many people think of bugs as annoying pests to be squashed, but most insects and spiders are beneficial, eating the actual pests or pollinating plants. After reviewing some of the common bugs in your area (they may differ from those included in the lesson, which was designed in Kentucky), take your class outside and let them make some observations.
6th - 8th Science 6 Views 3 Downloads