Flowers and Fertilization


Flowers and Fertilization teaches students about the process of pollination. Students will be able to define what fertilization and pollination are and explain the process. They will also be able to identify living organisms that are considered pollinators.

There are lots of suggestions in the “Options for Lesson” section that you could take advantage of as you present this lesson to your class. One idea is to get some flowers that students can identify and have the students draw pictures of them. You could also invite a botanist to speak with the class.

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What our Flowers and Fertilization lesson plan includes

Lesson Objectives and Overview: Flowers and Fertilization explores the process of pollination. Students will learn about this process and be able to explain how it works. They will also discover the various species that act as pollinators. In addition, they will learn and be able to label the different parts of a flower. This lesson is for students in 3rd grade and 4th grade.

Classroom Procedure

Every lesson plan provides you with a classroom procedure page that outlines a step-by-step guide to follow. You do not have to follow the guide exactly. The guide helps you organize the lesson and details when to hand out worksheets. It also lists information in the yellow box that you might find useful. You will find the lesson objectives, state standards, and number of class sessions the lesson should take to complete in this area. In addition, it describes the supplies you will need as well as what and how you need to prepare beforehand.

Options for Lesson

In the “Options for Lesson” section, you will find several suggestions for additional ideas and activities to incorporate into the lesson if you want to. For the activity, students could work in groups of three instead of in pairs. Alternatively, the entire class could work together to create a play in which all students have parts to play. Or some students could act in supporting roles or jobs such as costumes, etc. Another option is for students to write a story from the perspective of either a pollinator or a flower. You could gather several types of flowers and have students identify the parts. They could draw a picture of and label each flower. Another suggestion is for students to vote for the best, most creative, etc. play that the class performs. One last idea is to invite a botanist or a greenhouse owner to speak to the class.

Teacher Notes

The paragraph on this page provides a little more information or guidance on what to expect from the lesson. It reminds you to help students understand the full process of pollination and fertilization. It also suggests you teach this lesson in conjunction with others that relate to asexual reproduction or mitosis and meiosis. You can use the blank lines to record any thoughts or ideas you have as you prepare.


The Earthquakes and Volcanoes lesson plan includes three worksheets: an activity worksheet, a practice worksheet, and a homework assignment. Each one will reinforce students’ comprehension of lesson material in different ways and help them demonstrate when they learned. Use the guidelines on the classroom procedure page to determine when to distribute each worksheet to the class.

Worksheet Answer Keys

If you choose to administer the lesson pages to your students via PDF, you will need to save a new file that omits these pages. Otherwise, you can simply print out the applicable pages and keep these as reference for yourself when grading assignments.

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3rd Grade, 4th Grade

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