Worksheet: How Flowers Help Plants to Reproduce

In this worksheet, we will practice describing the different ways that seeds are dispersed.


The diagram shows the different stages in the life cycle of a plant.

At which stage are the seeds formed?

  • AAdult plant
  • BFruit
  • CSeedling
  • DFlower


Why do plants make seeds?

  • ATo produce food for animals and birds
  • BSo that they can grow new plants
  • CTo store food for plants
  • DSo that the fruit does not hollow


Charlotte was sitting in her garden when she saw a poppy seed explode and the seeds burst out. How will this explosion help the plant?

  • AFarmers do not have to plant lots of seeds.
  • BThe seeds are spread across a wide area to help grow lots of new plants.
  • CCharlotte does not have to plant any poppy seeds.
  • DBirds will have more food to eat.


Plants rely on insects such as bees to help them reproduce. Flowers have adapted to become more attractive to insects.

Insects are attracted by flowers with bright colors. What else attracts insects to flowers?

A bee on wild flower pollens - squared
  • ATheir leaves
  • BTheir petals
  • CTheir scent


Which of the following species help to pollinate flowers?

  • AHummingbirds
  • BAll the answers are correct.
  • CBats
  • DButterflies
  • EBees


What does an egg have to combine with to make a seed?

  • AThe ovary
  • BThe leaf
  • CThe stigma
  • DThe pollen


When the eggs in the ovary are fertilized by pollen, the ovary turns into a fruit.

What happens to the flower?

  • AThe petals grow.
  • BThe flower closes up.
  • CThe ovary becomes a seed.
  • DThe petals fall off.


The flowers on a sycamore tree grow seeds with wings.

How are these seeds dispersed?

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  • ABy animals
  • BBy wind
  • CBy explosion


The diagram shows what happens during pollination.

Which part of the flower produces the pollen?

  • ASeed
  • BAnther
  • COvary
  • DOvule

Which statement best describes what happens during pollination?

  • APollen is transferred from the anther to the stigma.
  • BPollen is transferred from the stem to the anther.
  • CPollen is transferred from the stigma to the anther.
  • DPollen is transferred from the anther to the stem.

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