Animal and Plant Interactions

Contributor: Alison Weiss. Lesson ID: 10512

Without bees there would be no flowers. Learn the Seed Song, make a butterfly and flowers, and go "nuts" in your yard to learn how bees and butterflies move seeds around so flowers and fruit can grow!


Life Science, Life Science

learning style
Kinesthetic, Visual
personality style
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

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Are you afraid of bees? Don’t worry Some people don’t like bees because they are afraid of getting stung. But did you know that bees are really helpful to plants? Without bees a lot of plants, flowers, fruits, and vegetables would die!

In order for a flower to create seeds it needs to be pollinatedBees help pollinate flowers by taking pollen from one flower to another. Pollen is the powdery orange or yellow substance found on the anthers which are located on the flowers' stamens. Don't worry if you don’t know those words yet. Watch this Scholastic STUDY JAMS video titled Flowers and then take the quiz at the end!  

Some animals such as humming birds, ants, beetles, and butterflies help pollinate just like bees do.  Other animals and even humans help plants to grow by dispersing their seeds. Birds eat berries that have seeds inside of them. When the bird has digested the berries the seeds end up in the bird's poop! Gross, right? When the bird poops it is actually dispersing the seeds. Now those seeds can grow into a new berry plant!

Watch the STUDY JAMS video Plants with Seeds and take the test at the end.

Watch Seed Song-How Seeds Move-Seed Dispersal (below).  

Can you think of other ways animals and even humans can disperse seeds?

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