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Pollen Definition

Pollen is a powder found inside flowers that is needed to make new plants. For example, bees move pollen from one flower to another for reproduction.

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Pollination and Seed Dispersal

Fun Facts

  • Pollen sticks to bees and rubs off as they move from flower to flower.
  • Animals, wind, rain and water help plants move their pollen around to make new plants.
  • When pollen moves to a new plant, it is fertilized and a seed can grow.

Why Do We Need To Know About Pollen

Learning about pollen helps us understand how different living things rely on each other. Pollen is needed for plants to make seeds and grow new plants for food. Knowing how creatures like bees and butterflies help plants with this can lead to jobs in studying nature, protecting the environment, and farming.

Studying how pollen and seeds spread has led to new inventions, like Velcro. Nature can teach us how to make cool stuff. This mix of studying nature and making new things is important for jobs that creating products to help solve problems.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a bee help move pollen?
Pollen sticks to the bee while it drinks nectar and when the bee travels to another plant to drink more nectar, some of the pollen rubs off.
How does animal fur help move a seed from one place to another?
Some seeds stick to the animal’s fur. When the animal moves to another area, the seeds could fall off when the animal scratches or rubs against something.
What are some examples of pollinators?
Bees, birds and butterflies. Anything that moves pollen from one place to another is a pollinator.
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