This link provides a list of six games that could be played to demonstrate pollination and other biological content. The Pollination Game on page 3 could be used to address this GLE. There is a basic materials list that is needed for the game. The game would require a large indoor/outdoor area to play. The materials required are basic and most schools will have these available. If not, they are fairly inexpensive materials. This could be used as an introduction to the GLE or a culminating activity. What is pollination? Why is it necessary? Explore the diverse plant life of Kew and observe various pollinators at work (selection of plants will depend on the season and weather).Through games, role play and inquiry based learning students will investigate how and why plants need to attract pollinators and what happens when they do.
- GLE 0407.4.1
- Recognize the relationship between reproduction and the continuation of a species.
- GLE 0606.2.2
- Solve multi-step mathematical, contextual and verbal problems using fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals.
- GLE 0606.3.1
- Write and solve two-step equations and inequalities.
- GLE 0606.3.4
- Use expressions, equations and formulas to solve problems.
Alignment of this item to academic standards is based on recommendations from content creators, resource curators, and visitors to this website. It is the responsibility of each educator to verify that the materials are appropriate for your content area, aligned to current academic standards, and will be beneficial to your specific students.
Students will be able to:
- Identify and name key parts of a flowering plant (roots, stem, leaf, sepals, stamens, carpel, ovary, stigma] and describe their functions.
- Discover the importance of bees and other pollinators in pollination.
- Dramatise the life cycle of a flowering plant.