Learn why plants and pollination are essential for life as we know it and how pollinators help many plants survive.
Bugs On Wheels: Plants and Pollinators brings the wonderful, life-giving world of plants and their pollinators to your classroom!
Did you know that, in addition to honeybees, flies, bumblebees, butterflies, moths, bats and hummingbirds all pollinate different plants? Discover the wide variety of pollinators, and the different ways they help plants reproduce.
Using a giant flower model, puppets, a bee hive, and real fruits and vegetables, this presentation teaches the anatomy of a plant, what plants need to grow, and the importance of pollination to the plant kingdom and especially the foods we eat.
Learn where the food you eat every day comes from, and why plants are so essential for life!
Download TEKS-based curriculum below.
These documents include specific TEKS correlations, activities to prepare your class for the outreach presentation, vocabulary covered in the presentation, and activities to reinforce what students have learned.
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