Education pack: Spring - pollination
These materials, produced by OPAL (Open Air Laboratories), aim to develop an understanding of the importance of pollination in the wider environment. Designed for use in the school grounds or when visiting a wildlife area, they link to the topics of plants and animals in the local environment, life cycles and interdependence and adaptation. They contain instructions on running the activities, a checklist of equipment required and a worksheet.
The activities are:
Signs of Spring - note the signs of spring during a nature walk
Parts of a plant- draw a flowering plant and label its parts
Attracting pollinators- observe flowers and find insect and wind pollinated plants
Pollination game - learn about insect pollination Although the curriculum links in the Environmental Games resource, provided by Kew Botanic Gardens, are no longer current, the games are a useful way to support learning and provide approaches to dealing with scientific concepts.
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