FoodPrints Curriculum

Pollinators and Flowering Plants


Habitats & Life Cycles

Standards Alignment:

Next Generation Science Standards

Common Core ELA

Grade Level:

2nd Grade


Spring / May


The purpose of this lesson is to deepen students’ understanding of pollination and pollinators. Students will mimic bees visiting flowers, collecting nectar, and pollinating. They will further learn about pollination by examining flowers that have distinct flowers parts. This lesson supports the DCPS 2nd Grade ELA Unit From Seed to Plant. 

Big Idea

Pollinators and flowering plants depend on each other to survive.

Guiding Questions

  • What role do pollinators play in our environment?​
  • What are some ways that pollinators and flowering plants work together?

Instructional Video to Support Teaching This Lesson