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"From the Ted Talk by Gary Greenberg: The beautiful nano details of our world"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So if you were a little tiny bug lvniig in a flower, what would that flower look like, if the flower was this big? It wouldn't look or feel like anything that we see when we look at a flower. So if you look at this fwoelr here, and you're a little bug, if you're on that surface of that flower, that's what the terrain would look like. The petal of that flower looks like that, so the ant is kind of crawling over these objects, and if you look a little bit closer at this stmiga and the stamen here, this is the stlye of that flower, and you notice that it's got these little — these are like little jelly-like things that are what are claled spurs. These are naetcr spurs. So this little ant that's crawling here, it's like it's in a little wlily Wonka land. It's like a little Disneyland for them. It's not like what we see. These are little bits of individual grain of peloln there and there, and here is a — what you see as one little yollew dot of pollen, when you look in a microscope, it's actually made of thousands of little grains of pollen. So this, for example, when you see bees flying around these little plants, and they're collecting pollen, those pollen ginars that they're collecting, they pack into their legs and they take it back to the hive, and that's what makes the beehive, the wax in the beehive. And they're also collecting nectar, and that's what makes the honey that we eat.

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So if you were a little tiny bug ______ in a flower, what would that flower look like, if the flower was this big? It wouldn't look or feel like anything that we see when we look at a flower. So if you look at this ______ here, and you're a little bug, if you're on that surface of that flower, that's what the terrain would look like. The petal of that flower looks like that, so the ant is kind of crawling over these objects, and if you look a little bit closer at this ______ and the stamen here, this is the _____ of that flower, and you notice that it's got these little — these are like little jelly-like things that are what are ______ spurs. These are ______ spurs. So this little ant that's crawling here, it's like it's in a little _____ Wonka land. It's like a little Disneyland for them. It's not like what we see. These are little bits of individual grain of ______ there and there, and here is a — what you see as one little ______ dot of pollen, when you look in a microscope, it's actually made of thousands of little grains of pollen. So this, for example, when you see bees flying around these little plants, and they're collecting pollen, those pollen ______ that they're collecting, they pack into their legs and they take it back to the hive, and that's what makes the beehive, the wax in the beehive. And they're also collecting nectar, and that's what makes the honey that we eat.

Solution

  1. pollen
  2. stigma
  3. style
  4. yellow
  5. living
  6. called
  7. flower
  8. nectar
  9. willy
  10. grains

Original Text

So if you were a little tiny bug living in a flower, what would that flower look like, if the flower was this big? It wouldn't look or feel like anything that we see when we look at a flower. So if you look at this flower here, and you're a little bug, if you're on that surface of that flower, that's what the terrain would look like. The petal of that flower looks like that, so the ant is kind of crawling over these objects, and if you look a little bit closer at this stigma and the stamen here, this is the style of that flower, and you notice that it's got these little — these are like little jelly-like things that are what are called spurs. These are nectar spurs. So this little ant that's crawling here, it's like it's in a little Willy Wonka land. It's like a little Disneyland for them. It's not like what we see. These are little bits of individual grain of pollen there and there, and here is a — what you see as one little yellow dot of pollen, when you look in a microscope, it's actually made of thousands of little grains of pollen. So this, for example, when you see bees flying around these little plants, and they're collecting pollen, those pollen grains that they're collecting, they pack into their legs and they take it back to the hive, and that's what makes the beehive, the wax in the beehive. And they're also collecting nectar, and that's what makes the honey that we eat.

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nano world 4
eye view 4
micro world 3
human hair 3

Important Words

  1. ant
  2. beehive
  3. bees
  4. big
  5. bit
  6. bits
  7. bug
  8. called
  9. closer
  10. collecting
  11. crawling
  12. disneyland
  13. dot
  14. eat
  15. feel
  16. flower
  17. flying
  18. grain
  19. grains
  20. hive
  21. honey
  22. individual
  23. kind
  24. land
  25. legs
  26. living
  27. microscope
  28. nectar
  29. notice
  30. objects
  31. pack
  32. petal
  33. plants
  34. pollen
  35. spurs
  36. stamen
  37. stigma
  38. style
  39. surface
  40. terrain
  41. thousands
  42. tiny
  43. wax
  44. willy
  45. wonka
  46. yellow