In this activity, students make small finger puppets and take on the roles of insects, birds and the wind to simulate different methods of pollination

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • recognise a few of the characteristics of flowers pollinated by wind, insects or birds
  • identify one of the rewards that a pollinator might receive
  • identify one plant that uses wind as a pollinator.

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • extension idea
  • student handout.

Nature of science

Scientists create and use models to help us understand concepts or gain a better understanding of how something works. In this activity, students use finger puppets to model different methods of pollination.

    Published 2 February 2014