FoodPrints Curriculum

Pollination and Plant Reproduction


Habitats & Life Cycles

Standards Alignment:

Next Generation Science Standards

Common Core ELA

Grade Level:

4th Grade


Spring / May


The purpose of this lesson is for students to learn how the structures of flowers, fruits, and seeds contribute to pollination and plant reproduction. Students will dissect flowers and fruits to closely observe each of their reproductive parts. They will also search in the garden for plants at different stages of the life cycle.  This lesson supports the DCPS 4th Grade Science Unit Organism Structures and Behavior.

Big Idea

The structures of fruits and flowers help plants reproduce.

Guiding Questions

  • How do the structures of flowers, fruits and seeds support their function?
  • What is the function of the flowers, fruits and seeds on a plant to support plant reproduction?

Instructional Video to Support Teaching This Lesson