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POLLINATION & SEED DISPERSAL DEFINITION

Pollination and seed dispersal are processes that plants rely on to make new plants. Animals, wind and water can all help plants move their pollen and seeds around.

To better understand how pollination and seed dispersal works…

POLLINATION & SEED DISPERSAL DEFINITION. Pollination and seed dispersal are processes that plants rely on to make new plants. Animals, wind and water can all help plants move their pollen and seeds around. To better understand how pollination and seed dispersal works…

LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!

Pollen is a powder found inside flowers.

finger points out pollen inside of flowers

Plants need help from animals to move pollen from one plant to another. An animal that moves pollen from one place to another is called a pollinator.

Pollen is a powder found inside flowers. Plants need help from animals to move pollen from one plant to another. An animal that moves pollen from one place to another is called a pollinator.
finger points out pollen inside of flowers

Bees help to move pollen from one plant to another.

pink flowers on a free branch

When a bee drinks nectar from one flower, pollen sticks to its legs and body. When the bee flies to a new plant, some of the pollen rubs off on the new flower.

Bees help to move pollen from one plant to another. When a bee drinks nectar from one flower, pollen sticks to its legs and body. When the bee flies to a new plant, some of the pollen rubs off on the new flower.
pink flowers on a free branch

Wind helps move seeds from one place to another.

dandelion seeds are dispersed in the wind

Moving seeds around is called dis