Type:

Other

Description:

In this activity, learners construct models of plants that are adapted to living under specific environmental conditions. As they make their models, learners consider what adaptations help plants survive under various natural onditions that can include extreme dryness, high wind, heavy surf, competition from other plants for sunlight, and human impact such as car exhaust along highways with decorative plantings. Doing this activity outdoors with learners makes it easier to introduce them to living plants and their adaptations, but pictures of various plants from books or magazines can be used for reference if the activity is done indoors. This activity can be combined with the "Desert Water Keepers" activity from the same resource.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,NSDL,Ecosystems,Evolution,Biological science,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Invention and Innovation,adaptation,species,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926124415372T,Communicating Results,Anthropology,Upper Elementary,Evidence for Evolution,Social Sciences,environment,Atmospheric science,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Life Science,Weather and Climate,Mechanisms of Evolution,Plants,plant,Middle School,Formulating Explanations,Human Impact,Elementary School,Technology,survive,Conducting Investigations,History/Policy/Law,condition,Ecology,General science,characteristic,Earth system science,Early Elementary,reproduce,Engineering,Science and society,model,Education,organism,Geoscience

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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