This term we will be finding out about famous scientists and inventors. Scientists from all around the world are in the news everyday at the moment as they work hard to discover more about the coronavirus and find a vaccine for it. These activities will help you learn about the important discoveries made by scientists in the past.
L.O: To find out how new plants arrived in this country
Take the Flower Power Quiz. Who are the flower experts in your family?!
Watch the two video clips to learn all about the role of insects in the pollination and fertilization of flowers.
Use the activity sheets to show the stages in the pollination process - can you sequence the cards?
Watch the pollination video made by me and Bella at school. It shows Bella's finger puppet bumblebee visiting different flowers. Have a go at writing a 'wildlife documentary' style voiceover explaining how the pollen (coloured glitter!) is transported from the anther of one flower to the stigma of another by the bumblebee.
Make your own bumblebee puppet (or use the template below) to create your own pollination videos using your 3D flowers, drawings of flowers or real flowers.
Look for signs of pollinators at work in your garden. Share your photos!
L.O: To identify and describe the functions of the different parts of flowering plants