Pollination in Flowering Plants

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More than 200,000 invertebrate species and around 2,000 vertebrate species act as pollinators. The sixth lesson in a series of 10 encourages scholars to first identify both male and female flowering plants. Next, they bag and tag five female flowers. Observing these flowers over the course of two weeks demonstrates the importance of pollinators.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a scientist from an arboretum, an apiary, or farm to discuss the importance of pollination
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires blooming flowers (cross-pollinators) outside to complete experiment
  • Follow safety guidelines for observing pollinators and handling pollen
Pros

  • Uses easily found, cheap materials
  • Includes suggested assessment questions and ideal answers
Cons

  • None
Common Core