Get your students out in the garden, observing pollinators in action! Great for field trips to anywhere with lots of colored flowers, or even in your own schoolyard garden!
Scavenger hunts are one of those rare things that can truly be done with all ages. Pre-K - 2nd grade students will enjoy simply finding and observing bees and butterflies, identifying flower colors, and learning to use a chart. For older students it is still completely engaging and can set the stage for great conversations and projects around how pollinators and plants adapt to match each other best. (I've even done this with groups of adults and they really enjoyed it!)
This product is part of the Pollination Games BUNDLE
Included in this package are detailed instructions and tips, a chart to use during the scavenger hunt, expected results, and ideas/information for possible extension projects.
Have fun out in the garden!
2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems; Plants depend on animals for pollination or to move their seeds around. (2-LS2-2)
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.
3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.
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.
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Pollination Games BUNDLE
Pollination PowerPoint & Game--Act it out!
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