Adapt and Survive

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Science


Plants have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)

Adaptations and Survival

STEP 1:

Take a look at the video below and use a word doc to list key points in dot points.

Understand how different organisms are adapted to survive in their habitat.


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STEP 2:


Before Viewing/ Think:


Have you ever wondered why roses have thorns?

Why do cacti have spines?

How might these features have evolved?
What different types of conditions do plants live in?

How have these plants adapted to where they live?



NOW: Meet spiky, thorny and carnivorous plants!



During Viewing: Answer these questions in note form with dot points using word - you can stop, start and rewind this video at any time.


What are a cactus's spines, really? What are they for?

Notice some different ways that plants camouflage (hide) themselves.

How did the 'strangler fig' get its name?

What are some types of carnivorous plants? Why do these plants have to feed on insects to survive?


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STEP 3:


After Viewing:


Take more notes:


Nick says 'plants are the great survivors' and that they have kept changing over millions of years 'to deal with the different environments they've developed in'.


How do the orchids in the clip attract moths, and why? How do other plants attract the insects they need?

Describe the relationship between plants and insects.


Use Thematic and your notes to create a report containing plants that illustrate this.

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Send a link to your teacher for assessment.

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Plant Adaptation Research

STEP 4:


Research plants from 6 different habitats.

List the adaptations that help these plants survive in their environment.

Use you research to create an ISSUU electronic book on plant adaptations and survival.

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Send link to your teachers.

RefMe

Use RefMe to build a bibliography. Forward to your teacher at the end of both assessments.


Send your bibliography to your teachers.

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