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. They will gather pollen as well, but must avoid being eaten by a bat or other predator. At the end of the session, have the moths graph the number of nectar pom poms and pollen pom poms gathered.

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Pros

  • Engaging and fun for learners
  • Inquiry-based lesson
Cons

  • A significant amount of setup is required for a short activity
  • No accompanying worksheet or suggested graphing exercises
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