Plant Adaptations 11 - 12 yrs

Plants have adaptations to help them survive (live and grow) in different areas. Adaptations are special features that allow a plant or animal to live in a particular place or habitat. These adaptations might make it very difficult for the plant to survive in a different place. This explains why certain plants are found in one area, but not in another. For example, you wouldn’t see a cactus living in the Arctic. Nor would you see lots of really tall trees living in grasslands.

  • Step 1

    from Scholastic

    This video from Scholastic is a great way to start the child's journey into plant adaptations.

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    Ppt on Slideshare

    This is a presentation loaded on Slideshare and you will be bale to get an overview of plant adaptations through this.

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    App on adaptation with pictures

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    Kids Discover App on photosynthesis and adaptations

    Full of pictures and interactive activities this is a good app to learn

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    Rainforest adaptation

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    Article online on plant adaptation

  • Step 7

    Cactus Hotel

    Buy the book and do some activities to have the child learn about desert adaptations

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    Encyclopedia Britannica

    Amazing video on plant adaptations

  • Step 9

    Create a plant

    This exercise will help consolidate all that the child has learnt so far in plant adaptations. The questions makes the child think about different aspects from size, colour, features etc keeping in mind the environment in which the pant will live