Science and Technology Operation Pollination
Science in the Garden
Apply scientific thinking to explore the intriguing world of plant and animal life in this interactive program highlighting living organisms, life cycles and systems.
Discover the connection of living systems and investigate why and how flowering plants have developed with their pollinator partners. Gain an appreciation of this delicate relationship by identifying adaptations of plants and pollinators.
K-2: Students learn about different types of pollinators as they hunt for them in the Garden. They learn about the parts of a flower used in pollination as they create a pollinator and try to pollinate a flower.
3-5: Students will identify parts of a flower used in pollination. Students discover the process of pollination while observing and recording various pollinators at work. Students will have an opportunity to compete in a pollination game.
6-8: Students will dissect flowers to identify flower parts used in pollination. Activities will enable students to discover how human impact plays a role in the pollinators’ survival and how our relationship is mutually beneficial.
NATIONAL SCIENCE STANDARDS
Standard 4: Understands the principles of heredity and related concepts
Standard 5: Understands the structure and function of cells and organisms
Standard 6: Understands relationships among organisms and their physical environment
Standard 7: Understands biological evolution and the diversity of life
Standard 8: Understands that the physical properties of things can change
Standard 11: Understands the nature of scientific knowledge
Standard 12: Understands the nature of scientific inquiry