Teach students about the power of flowers! In this kit, drama and games are used to show the connection between pollinators, plants, and people in our ecosystem. Full of bright colours and costumes and composed of several smaller activities, it is especially engaging for younger students with shorter attention spans.
- Please bring your own pens/pencils, and printed-out worksheets.
- It is recommended that you spend an hour or so in class introducing students to the concepts of food chains, plant life-cycles, flower parts and pollination to prime them for this kit.
- Good classroom follow-up activities to cement learning could include making insect hotels, going on a pollinator hunt, designing/constructing their own flowers and matching pollinators, or the crossword worksheet provided if it is not completed on site.
Related Curriculum Achievement Objectives:
Curriculum Levels 3 and 4
- Drama: Developing Practical Knowledge
- Science: Nature of Science, Living World
- Understand plants are at the base of all food chains
- Understand flowers help plants reproduce by creating seeds
- Learn the names and functions of the parts of a flower
- Understand the pollination process
- Comprehend the importance of pollinators
Set of wooden plant life-cycle pieces
- 2x Flower-parts costumes
- 1x Pollinator puppet
- 1x Visitor's map with seasonal flowering areas marked
- 15x sets of Pollinator Profiles cards
- 5x 'Pollinator' wings
- 2x 'People' hats
- 2x ropes
- 1x stopwatch
- 1x reference sheets for facilitators
- Flower Power Dress-Up Activity (PDF, 651.7 KB, new window)
- Flower Power Food-Chain Game Instructions (PDF, 407.1 KB, new window)
- Flower Power Lesson Plan (PDF, 1.5 MB, new window)
- Flower Power Parts of a Flower Crossword (PDF, 1.1 MB, new window)
- Flower Power Parts of a Flower Crossword answers (PDF, 237.9 KB, new window)
- Flower Power People-Pollinator-Plant Game Instructions (PDF, 440.5 KB, new window)
- Flower Power Pollinator Preferences (PDF, 518.1 KB, new window)
- Flower Power Pollinator Profile Cards (PDF, 2.1 MB, new window)