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Butterfly Pavilion's Pollinator Place is now closed. The space will reopen on Friday, May 3rd as our new Origins: Building Life exhibit!

Powerful Pollinators

Powerful Pollinators

K-12th Grade

Look beyond honeybees to investigate the diverse array of invertebrate pollinators and their importance.

 

Curriculum Standards Supported:

Colorado Science Standards 

SC.P.2.1: 5. Students can use the full range of science and engineering practices to make sense of natural phenomena and solve problems that require understanding how individual organisms are configured and how these structures function to support life, growth, behavior and reproduction. GLE: 1. Recognize that living things have unique characteristics and basic needs that can be observed and studied

SC.P.2.2: 6. Students can use the full range of science and engineering practices to make sense of natural phenomena and solve problems that require understanding how living systems interact with the biotic and abiotic environment. GLE: 2. Recognize that living things develop in predictable patterns 

SC.K.2.1: 5. Students can use the full range of science and engineering practices to make sense of natural phenomena and solve problems that require understanding how individual organisms are configured and how these structures function to support life, growth, behavior and reproduction. GLE: 1. To live and grow, animals obtain food they need from plants or other animals, and plants need water and light 

SC.1.2.1: 5. Students can use the full range of science and engineering practices to make sense of natural phenomena and solve problems that require understanding how individual organisms are configured and how these structures function to support life, growth, behavior and reproduction. GLE: 1. All organisms have external parts that they use to perform daily functions 

SC.2.2.1: 6. Students can use the full range of science and engineering practices to make sense of natural phenomena and solve problems that require understanding how living systems interact with the biotic and abiotic environment. GLE: 1. Plants depend on water and light to grow and on animals for pollination or to move their seeds around

SC.3.2.1: 5. Students can use the full range of science and engineering practices to make sense of natural phenomena and solve problems that require understanding how individual organisms are configured and how these structures function to support life, growth, behavior and reproduction. GLE: 1. Organisms have unique and diverse life cycles  

SC.3.2.2: 6. Students can use the full range of science and engineering practices to make sense of natural phenomena and solve problems that require understanding how living systems interact with the biotic and abiotic environment. GLE: 2. Being part of a group helps animals obtain food, defend themselves and cope with changes

SC.4.2.1: 5. Students can use the full range of science and engineering practices to make sense of natural phenomena and solve problems that require understanding how individual organisms are configured and how these structures function to support life, growth, behavior and reproduction. GLE: 1. Organisms have both internal and external structures that serve various functions 

Next Generation Science Standards 

K-LS1-1: Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive  

K-ESS3-1: Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live  

2-LS4-1: Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats  

3-LS2-1: Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive  

3-LS4-3: Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all  

3-LS3-1. Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms 

3-LS3-2. Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment 

3-LS4-2. Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing 

4-LS1-1. Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction 

MS-LS2-2. Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems 

MS-LS1-4. Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively 

MS-LS4-4. Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment