What is pollination? (Answer in one word)
Flowers need help from animals or the wind to spread their pollen around. When pollen is spread to another flower, it helps the flower make seeds and more flowers. Bees, butterflies, and other insects help pollinate flowers by carrying pollen from flower to flower.
Pollination: How Flowers Make More Flowers
Pollination: The transfer of pollen from the male parts of a flower to the female parts of a flower, usually by an insect. Pollinator: A type of animal, usually a bee, that helps to transfer pollen from one flower to another. Pollinizer: A type of plant that produces pollen that can be used to pollinate other plants.
Pollination is responsible for 1/3 of the food we eat. The majority of pollinators are wild animals, not honeybees. Some pollinators use a method called 'buzz pollination' to help them get nectar from flowers.
Did you know?
What are some of the benefits of pollination for farming?
What are some of the different ways that pollination can occur?
How does pollination help farmers to provide food for people around the world?
What would happen if pollination was not important for farming?
Brain break: Draw a silly monster with six legs, three eyes, and a giant stomach that is eating a pizza
Question: What do Bees do to help plants grow? Clues: • Bees collect nectar and pollen from flowers. • Bees carry the pollen from one flower to another. • This helps plants to reproduce and make new flowers and fruits. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Draw a diagram to show how bees help pollinate flowers. B. Describe the process of pollination to your partner.
What is pollination?
- The transfer of pollen from the male part to the female part of a flower
- Giving plants sunlight
- Watering plants
- Planting seeds
Who helps in pollination?
Work together in pairs: Q: What is one way that plants get pollinated?