Want to have fun with teaching pollination? My students love the engaging games and activities contained in this BUNDLE!
Introduce pollination with an interactive PowerPoint presentation filled with gorgeous photographs of pollinators. Then, students will become pollinators and plant parts themselves when your class acts out pollination. Using a straw as a proboscis, pollinators will drink nectar (apple juice) and transfer pollen from one flower to the next!
Next, take kids out in the garden to observe pollinators in action in a pollinator scavenger hunt. Finally, reinforce the importance of pollination to a plant's life cycle by playing pollination tag. In this tag-style game, pollinators will tag flowers and exchange pollen, and then flowers will turn into fruits.
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Pollination PowerPoint & Game--Act it out!
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2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
2-LS2-2 Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.
LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems; Plants depend on animals for pollination or to move their seeds around.
3-LS1-1 Develop models that describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.
3-LS4-2. Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.
4-LS1-1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
MS-LS1-4 Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.