One day, a little while back, my husband came in from cutting the grass COVERED in white pine pollen! What a great time to talk about and observe pollen. The first thing the Little Ladies and I did was run to the white pines and shake the pollen onto black paper. No luck, it needed something to stick to.
Using double stick tape on black construction paper (so the pollen would really pop) we would either shake the pollen from the flower or rub the flower onto the tape; depending on how the flower released its pollen.
After recording and taking samples, we headed inside to have a closer look through a microscope. It was amazing to see the many different shapes pollen can be. We also got on the computer and visited The Biology of Plants, it has a great page on Pollination.
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