Frame Ask your students if they have seen plants with flowers in a nearby park or in their yard. (If children have trouble recalling a plant with flowers, use either online photos or images in books of large gardens with flowering plants). Ask your students to imagine a world without flowers. Ask them to describe what it might look like (accept all answers).
Focus Ask your student to listen for when Mr. Conductor says flowers first appeared on earth. Tell them a special animal has a big role in making new flowers, ask them to look for that animal in the video and see if they can identify it.
Follow-Up Ask your students:
“When did flowers first start blooming on Earth?” (The Jurassic period)
“What size were the flowers in the Jurassic?” (Tiny)
“When did bigger flowers start blooming on Earth?” (During the Cretaceous period)
“What animal helps make new flowers?” (Bees)
“How do bees help make new flowers?” (By collecting pollen on their legs and passing it around to other flowers)
“What types of flowers do bees seem to like most?” (Brightly colored flowers)
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