Nature 15: How Native Plants Help Pollinators
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Grades: 3 to 12

Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager at the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden, describes how native plants help pollinators like monarch butterflies and bees.

Student Tools
Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet
Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tools
Teacher Tool 31: Creation Station Activity–Who Lives Here?
This teacher tool provides a hands-on Creation Station activity focused on student's learning about the importance of insect pollinators and plant diversity. This activity accompanies the following Educate.Today videos: Nature-6, Nature-7, Nature-8, Nature-15, Nature-18.
Teacher Tool 317: Cross Curricular Activity–Sharing Insights Through a Journal Entry
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to write a journal entry that shares learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity–Video Reflection
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 319: Cross Curricular Activity–Sharing Learning Verbally
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video through verbal sharing and conversation. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 320: Vocabulary Interesting to Me
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, invites students to increase their vocabulary by selecting, and learning the definitions of, words in the video that are unknown and/or interesting to them. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 321: Vocabulary Activity
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, asks students to listen for certain vocabulary words you have selected and define them in two ways: 1) contextually based on what they think the definition might be based on what they learn in the video; and 2) through a dictionary to either confirm or refine their contextual definition. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 605: Independent Research/Creation Station Activity–Pollinator Game
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides a hands-on Creation Station activity that students create as a result of independent research as they engage in learning about pollinating insects and the process of plant pollination. This activity accompanies the following Educate.Today videos: Nature-6, Nature-7, Nature-8, Nature-9, Nature-15, Nature-18.
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