Plants: crocus flower anther and pollen

A short discussion topic suitable for year 2 and all of KS2 linking with the topics plants and biodiversity and interdependence. This is a magnified image of the anther of a crocus flower. The yellow spheres of pollen shown are a vital part of reproduction (and can also cause hay fever!).

This ten-minute activity, linking to speaking and listening, is ideal for use at the beginning of the day or during transition times, such as after lunch. Pupils will be challenged to guess what the image is by answering the questions shown on the first slide of the PowerPoint. This could be done on the whiteboard or through discussion with a partner. Once pupils have finished, click through to the next slide to reveal the answers. This discussion topic is also suitable for year 3, year 4, year 5, P3, P4, P5, P6 and P7.

Year 3, Year 2
Plants: crocus flower anther and pollen

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