will go to a prairie, or use plants in class or in a school or home garden.
students or pairs of students work on each worksheet.
look at each plant, identify it, write its name, draw a sketch from life that
shows its adaptive
and write a short description of its adaptive parts.
in dry-mesic soil
are small and they close up, which lets them retain
are hard and pointed (can catch hold of passing crea-
and curved (can move farther in air)
present their findings to the class (at least one per student) orally or visually).
or small group discussion can help those whose results are incomplete. Each
to find one adaptation on each plant. More practice in whole class or with peer
Activity - Plant Adaptations - page 2 of 3
Illinois Goals and Standards addressed:
12: Standard B: Know and apply concepts that describe how living things
interact with one
and with their environment. Early elementary through junior high.