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Pollination micro-lesson

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Plants produce seeds in order to reproduce. To make a seed, a flower must be pollinated.

Pollen is made by the male part of the plant -The stamen and needs to reach the female part of the plant called the stigma.

Most plants can’t pollinate themselves but a large amount of orchids actually can – This is known as self-pollination.

Each part of the flower plays a key role in the process of pollination. Let’s take a look at the process now:

1. A flowers brightly coloured and fragrant petals attract insects to it.
2. The insect arrives on the flower to collect nectar – a sweet liquid which is perfect for insect food.
3. As the insect is gathering the nectar it rubs against the anthers which rub pollen onto the insect.
4. The insect will then move and travel onto a different flower, carrying with it the pollen.
5. As the insect feeds on the nectar on a new flower the pollen from the very first will then rub off onto the female parts of the second flower.
6. Part of the pollen will then travel down the style and then into the ovary where the pollen will join onto an ovule in the ovary, allowing fertilisation to occur.
7. The ovary of the flower turns into seeds which will then be dispersed a the new plants grow somewhere else.

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  • What happens to the ovary of the flower during pollination?

    1) It turns into seeds ready for dispersal
    2) It changes colour
    3) It changes shape
    4) It expands in size
  • What part of the plant rubs up against the insect, causing pollen to be transferred?

    1) The anther
    2) The sapel
    3) The stigma
    4) The leaves
  • What plants are able to self-pollinate?

    1) An orchid
    2) Rose
    3) Poppy
    4) Sunflower
  • Which part of the plant will the pollen travel down to get to the ovary?

    1) The style
    2) The ovule
    3) The stigma
    4) The stamen
  • Why are insects attracted to petals?

    1) Because they are brightly coloured and fragrant.
    2) Because they are tall.
    3) Because they are soft.
    4) Because they look good in the sun.

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