A Pollinator Curriculum!

July 17th, 2007 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:

NAPPC: Pollinator Curriculum

Age Range: 8-11 (The suggested grade range is 3-6 but there is information
that will fascinate all ages. See additional resource for older students

ClickSchooling list member Isabel recommended this website that offers a
FREE, printable “Comprehensive Pollinator Curriculum for Grades 3-6.”

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

You’ll find community 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

Click on “Useful Resources” on the menu to find links to even more lesson
plans and suggested activities. You can also click on “Great Free Pollinator
Items” to find out how to order a free garden wheel and pollinator posters.
(The items are free, but you must pay the shipping fee.)

Have fun!


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