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Types of Adaptations Structural Adaptations ◦The way something is built or made. Behavioral Adaptations ◦The way something acts naturally or by instinct.
Plant Adaptations for different Biomes
Group Discussion Each group will get a biome ◦Desert (table 1) ◦Grassland (table 2) ◦Tundra (table 3) ◦Rainforest (table 4) ◦Temperate forest (table 5) ◦Water/ Marine (table 6) In your table group, discuses what kind of adaptations do the plants have in order to live in your biome
Desert Adaptations ◦Small leaves or spines conserve water ◦Thick waxy skin holds in water ◦Roots near the soils surface soak up rain water quickly before it evaporates. ◦Long roots to get ground water
Grassland Adaptations o Deep roots help plants survive prairie fires o Narrow leaves lose less water than broad leaves. o Flexible stems bend in the wind.
Tundra Adaptations o Small plants grow close to the ground for warmth. o Dark colored flowers absorb heat from the sun. o Fuzzy stems provide protection from wind.
Rainforest Adaptations o Smooth, slippery bark keeps vines from killing trees. o Slide shaped leaves lets rain run off so fungus doesn’t grow on plants.
Temperate Forest Adaptations o Thick bark protects trees o Dropping leaves in winter conserves water and nutrients during cold winters.
Water Adaptations o Flexible stems move with water currents o Floating seeds spread offspring
Assignment o Make up your own plant to live in a biome of your choice from the notes. o Make a poster of what your plant and biome looks like o Write an explanation of your plant and its biome. See rubric
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