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Pollination Puzzle
Lesson #10184

Concept:

Design a clever pollination puzzle.

Objective:

Help students learn the stages of pollination with a sweet as nectar puzzle!

Recommended Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8

Curriculum: Science

Science: Science as Inquiry

As a result of activities in Grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry.
  • understanding about scientific inquiry.

Science: Life Science

As a result of activities in Grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • characteristics of organisms.
  • life cycles of organisms.
  • organisms and environments.

Science: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives

As a result of activities in Grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of types of resources.

Source: National Science Education Standards

Puzzle dies enable students to create unique learning tools for any subject area. Students develop simple puzzles to reinforce basic scientific concepts. Students write on individual puzzle pieces to show how their ideas "connect" together to form a complete concept for hands-on learning.

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Double-Sided Tape, Pen

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut Puzzle #3 from cardstock or construction paper.
  2. Die-cut the Bee, Flower, Apple Slice and Apple from construction paper.
  3. Keep one shape of each whole, and cut highlights from other shapes. Layer and adhere to embellish. Alternatively, die-cut using white cardstock and have students color the shapes with colored pencils or crayons.
  4. Adhere embellished shapes and Arrows to the Puzzle.
  5. Label the puzzle to show the order of events in the pollination cycle (see Main Photo).