Pollination

I’ve always enjoyed teaching pollination because it is such adds to not only understanding how seeds are formed but also flower anatomy. Which often doesn’t get taught until 8th grade middle school. I’ve always found it fun to simply the concept to make it into something that kids can understand.

 

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Most plants form flowers before seeding. These flowers have important parts that a seed needs to combine in order to form a flower. First their is the anther, the anther holds pollen and when a bee is sucking up nectar, it also collects pollen. When the pollen gets brought to the pistil, it drops into the pistil where eggs are held. When eggs and pollen meet. We get seeds.