Australian National Botanic Gardens

What is pollination and how does it fit into a plant’s lifecycle?

This enlightening session examines the strategies that Australian plants use to encourage pollination and produce seeds.

Discover the different features of wind-, insect-, bird- and mammal-pollinated plants – can you match the pollinator to the flower? We’ll investigate the important role of our native pollinators and how we can help to protect them.

You can also extend your learning with a post-activity pollinator count.

Suitable for

  • Tick icon Years 3–6

Duration

1 hour

Price

$7.00 per student

Maximum number of students

60

Curriculum links

Year 3

  • ACSSU044: Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things
  • ACSHE051: Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions
  • ACSHE050: Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships
  • ACSIS053: With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on prior knowledge
  • ACSIS215: Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings
  • ACSIS060: Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings using formal and informal representations.

Year 4

  • ACSSU072: Living things have life cycles
  • ACSSU073: Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive
  • ACSHE062: Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions
  • ACSHE061: Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships
  • ACSIS064: With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on prior knowledge
  • ACSIS216: Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings
  • ACSIS071: Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings using formal and informal representations.

Year 5

  • ACSSU043: Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment
  • ACSHE083: Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions
  • ACSHE081: Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions
  • ACSIS231: With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigations
  • ACSIS086: Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer questions and solve problems using equipment and materials safely and identifying potential risks
  • ACSIS218: Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations
  • ACSIS091: Reflect on and suggest improvements to scientific investigations.

Year 6

  • ACSSU094: The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment
  • ACSHE098: Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions
  • ACSHE100: Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions
  • ACSIS232: With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigations
  • ACSIS221: Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations
  • ACSIS108: Reflect on and suggest improvements to scientific investigations.