Plant Adaptation 


Created by:
Patty Schmidt
Irvine Unified School District

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Background Information 

You will learn to identify some of the characteristics of plants that are caused by adaptation.

Computer with internet access and printer, pencil, colored pencils or crayons 
 
 

Plants stay in one place their whole lives. They can't go looking for water 
or sunlight.

So what happens to plants that start to grow in unfamiliar places? They either die out or they ADAPT to their surroundings.

Take a look at some ROOTS.
There are some great PICTURES of stems and leaves. Think: what do stems do? 

Now see if you can discover some of the differences between leaves, stems and roots of plants that live in different environments.

 How do the plants make sure that they can get enough water?  How do they control their exposure to the sun? 

Check out these habitats and their plant populations.


POND
FOREST

DESERT
Your Task:
#1 - PRINT AND COMPLETE THE WORKSHEET.
#2 - DRAW AND LABEL YOUR OWN PLANT IN ITS HABITAT
 
FOR ENRICHMENT: 
#1 -  LEARN WHAT PLANTS GROW WHERE: CHECK OUT THIS GAME!
#2 -  MAKE A WORDSEARCH FOR THE CLASS USING WORDS FROM YOUR QUEST 
         AT  PUZZLEMAKER!

 
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Created
August 8, 2001
Revised August 20, 2001

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