|In this handout students will read a passage and answer the questions. It is a great reference for them as they study pollinators and plants.|
Pollen is the sticky powder that is inside flowers. Pollen is what helps the plant to make seeds. To make seeds, the pollen needs to move to different parts of the plant or different plants. Birds, bats, butterflies, bees, other animals and wind help move the pollen. They are called pollinators. When pollen moves to different parts of the plant or other plants pollination happens. Pollination is when more seeds or fruit are produced. What is pollen? Where is it found? List three pollinators. Why is pollination important?