SC.4.L.16.1 Identify processes of sexual reproduction in flowering plants, including pollination, fertilization (seed production), seed dispersal, and germination.

Parts of a Flower

By Amber

Key Words
Petals-the most colorful tissues of a flower
Stamen-the male part of the flower that produces sperm cells
Pistil-the female part of the flower that produce egg cells
Sepals-small leaves that cover a flower bud
Pollination- the way how pollen from the stamen gets to the egg of a pistil to make a seed.

Fertilization-the way of putting fertilizer in plants to make them grow bigger.

Germination-the way how seeds sprout then grow bigger.

Flower Parts Diagram

Perfect and Imperfect Flowers
*Imperfect flowers have only one stamen or pistil. An example of an imperfect flower is a maple tree.
*Perfect flowers have both of the parts. A passion flower is a perfect flower.

Stamen and Pistil

Stamen (Male) and Pistil (Female):
Stamen makes pollen while Pistil makes eggs.
Parts of the Stamen:
* Anther
* Filament
Parts of the Pistil:
* Stigma

Pollination Cycle

Pollination Cycle

Wind and Water can move pollen from the stamen to the pistil. Organisms can also move pollen.

The stamen makes the pollen.

The pistil leads to the eggs.

Pollinators move from flower to flower finding sweet nectar. They love to drink the nectar that is made by flowers at the base of the pistil.
Examples of pollinators: honey bees, butterflies, lady bugs, toads, birds, and bats.
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When the pollen meets the eggs, a seed grows


Pollination Brainpop
Facts about Pollination

Here's a website that will help you understand pollination and flowers!
Good Guys
Germination and Pollination

Scott Foresman Science Book Pgs 102-105