Flower Pollination

Grade Levels: 3 - 5

Students discover how flowers get a little help from their friends – birds and insects – to transfer pollen between them to form seeds and produce new plants.

Objectives

  • Students will use vocabulary related to plant pollination.
  • Students will learn why some plants have flowers.

Materials

Procedures

  1. Introduce key vocabulary: fertilize, habitat, nectar, ovary, pistil, pollen, pollinate, sepal, stamen, stigma.

  2. Have students read the intro paragraphs of the Flower Power Crossword Puzzle worksheet.

  3. If necessary, allow students use the Internet to find information on why plans have flowers. If you have already covered this with your science lesson, have them complete the activity worksheet.

  4. On the back of the worksheet, have students draw a diagram showing the parts of a flower and write a brief description about each part's job during pollination.

  5. Have students work individually or with partners.

  6. Invite students to share their discoveries and diagrams in a class discussion.

Assessment

Use students' activity worksheets, flower diagrams, and participation in the class discussion to assess their understanding of the topic.

Standards Correlations


National Science Standards
  • Students develop understanding that each plant or animal has different structures that serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.
  • Students develop understanding that plants and animals progress through life cycles of birth, growth and development, reproduction, and death.
  • Students develop understanding that many characteristics of an organism are inherited from the parents of the organism.

National Educational Technology Standards

  • Students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions.
  • Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.

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