Pollinator Demonstrations

In life science we have been learning about inherited and acquired traits of organisms. One thing we have focused on is pollinators and how they help the environment. When you think of pollinators, you usually think of bees and maybe butterflies, but lots of other animals are pollinators, too! Our classes got into groups of three and researched ten different pollinators. Then we made models to show how the animal moves pollen from one flower to another. Here’s a video showing what we learned.

We’re sorry for the sound quality; we need to use external microphones and close captioning next time!

What did you learn about pollinators?


43 thoughts on “Pollinator Demonstrations

    1. I learned that a flower with nectar stands out from bees more than a flower without nectar.

  1. I learned from the blue class who had the bat, that bats eat any insects that are on the flower.

  2. When to bats are getting the pollen they also eat any insects that are in the flower to.

  3. I learned that bats eat any insects that are found in the flower while they drink the pollen.

  4. Hey! One thing i learned from the Pollinator Models was from the Ants: The Ant protects the flower from other Pollinators. Awesome!

  5. I learned that spiders and moths were pollinators. And I also learned that some insects roll around in the pollen and that is how they get the pollen.

  6. What i learned from the pollinator presentation is that the fly only goes to the flower because it looks like rotten meat to them and smells like rotten meat.

  7. I learned that instead of what we see, bees see the center of a flower as black. I also learned that when lemurs are pollinating, the pollen sticks to a lemur’s muzzle.

  8. I learned that a fly is only attracted to plants that look or smell like rotten meat.

  9. In class I learned that flies are attracted to flowers that looks like raw/ rotten meat.

  10. I learned that while a bat is eating a flower, it will eat any insects in the flower.

  11. I learned that while the pollen sticks to the nose of the bat, the bat also likes to eat insects inside of the flower and not just the nectar.

  12. I thought it was crazy to know that ants eat from flowers that have holes in the sides. What flowers do have holes in the sides anyway?

  13. I learned that lizards, geckos, and skinks were pollinators. Also I learned that skinks get food while pollinating .

  14. I learned that beetles roll around in flowers and that’s how the pollen gets on them.

  15. I learned that ants work together to get the nectar by watching the presentation.

  16. I loved how one of the bee group said,”the bees wings have marks to help them fly.” I did not know that.

  17. I learned that pollen sticks to the back hair on bees and they enter the flower backwards.

  18. I learned lots from these demonstrations. They were all so cool. My favorite was the bat. I learned that when bats go to a flower the pollen sticks to the tiny hairs on it’s face. Then when it goes to the next flower to drink the nectar, the pollen falls off.

  19. I learned that bees see the inside of the flowers as a black target to get nectar.

  20. I learned that the skink bites the pedals of the flower and the pollen sticks to it’s scales. Then it goes to another flower and does the same thing, except the pollen rubs off to the 2nd flower.

  21. I learned that pollen sticks to the belly of an ant while its trying to get the nectar.

  22. I learned that pollinators accidentally pollinate flowers. I also learned that a pollinator can be nocturnal.

  23. Some thing i found interesting is that bees have marks on their wings to help them fly

  24. When we did our pollinator project, I learned that bee shake there bottom half to get pollen

  25. I learned that the pollinator models have to look and act like their corresponding pollinator.

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