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Pollination Definition

Pollination moves pollen between flowers. This is necessary to make seeds that grow into new plants.

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Pollination and Seed Dispersal

Fun Facts

  • Bees and other insects are pollinators.
  • Wind and rain can move pollen from plant to plant.
  • Most plants depend on animals for pollination.

Why Do We Need To Know About Pollination

Pollination shows us how nature is connected.  Animals help plants reproduce by moving pollen from one flower to another.  Knowing about pollination is useful for farming.

 

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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