Lifecycles - Pollination and dispersal

Did you know that bees gather pollen in baskets on their hind legs?

These lessons look at the ways in which animals are connected to the life cycles of plants, focusing on pollination and dispersal. By the end of this lesson pupils should be able to recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things and they should recognise the importance of pollination in human food production.  This lesson plan is set out in two ways so that it can be carried out in an outdoor classroom in the spring/summer, or inside at any time of year.

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  • Science
  • Lifecycles

Included in this lesson plan:

  • Starter activities
  • Main activities
  • Plenary activities
  • Extension activities
  • Curriculum objectives
  • Learning outcomes
  • Vocabulary
  • Activity sheets
  • Teachers' notes

Download full lesson plan here: Lifecycles- Pollination and dispersal

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Full lesson plan: Lifecycles - Pollination and dispersal (PDF 37KB)

Activity: Plants and their seeds (PDF 1.1MB)

Teachers Notes: Venn diagram (PDF 73KB)