It’s Tuesday, June 10, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
NAPPC: Pollinator Curriculum
Age Range: 8-11 (Grades 3-6, but there is information
that will fascinate all ages. See additional resource for older students
below. All children with parental supervision.)
What’s a pollinator? Birds, bees, bats, butterflies, moths, beetles, mosquitoes and other insects and animals are all pollinators – even the wind acts as a pollinator. Pollinators transfer the pollen from one flower to another of the same species leading to fertilization that results in fruit and seed production. About 80% of the world’s fruit and vegetable crops require pollination. It is essential for plant reproduction.
Summertime is the perfect time of year to observe the pollination process in your own backyard, garden, neighborhood, or local park. To better understand what is taking place, the curriculum at this website offers detailed scientific information and an array of educational activities that include:
- The Who, What & Why of Pollinators
- Pollinators and Plants In Partnership
- Creating and Finding Pollinator-Friendly Habitats in Your Area
- Service projects as well as resources and links to more information
When you are through exploring the curriculum, to find an astounding array of information on pollinators and pollination that is suitable for a variety of age/grade ranges visit http://pollinator.org/.
Click on “Useful Resources” on the menu to find links to even more lesson plans and suggested activities. You can also order free posters but you must pay the shipping fee.