Adaptation: A Way of Life, Plant and Animal Desert Adaptations
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Adaptation: A Way of Life, Plant and Animal Desert Adaptations

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Here you can find various activities and lesson plans to help teach students about how animals and plants are able to adapt to a desert and its dry environment. It is an excellent tool for learning about the characteristics that living organisms have developed through-out time for the preservation of moisture and environment protection, and therefore being able to exist in extremely high temperatures.
Material Type: Assignment
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: September 21, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 28, 2014
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Keywords: protection, animals, desert, dry, moisture, plants, survival, high temperature, adaptation, dry environment

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    avg: 4 rating
  • User review 4.75 average rating
  • User Rating: 4.75 user rating
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Primary Audience: Grade School, College General Ed
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Language: English
Material Version: Lesson Plan, Classroom Activity
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Avatar for Corrine Hinkle
3 years ago

Corrine Hinkle (Student)

I Found this resource very helpful because it links literature with science. It also includes many activities as well as ways to extend those activities. It has a few worksheets as well. I just wish it included California standards, not just Arizona standards.


Avatar for Kelley Johnson
4 years ago

Kelley Johnson (Student)

I found this resource to be very helpful. The lessons are very detailed and seem easy to use in the classroom as part of a unit on adaptations. Also they are all very hands on, giving students real life experiences and allowing for inquiry based science. I think students would really enjoy them, especially since they focus on local plants and animals the students see daily. Lastly, I really like the extension activity of having students create their own desert creature. It is a good way to assess student learning and also incorporate language into science.

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This website was very easy to navigate.
Time spent reviewing site: twenty minutes

Avatar for elizabeth dobrota
5 years ago

elizabeth dobrota (Student)

I think students will enjoy the activities provided in the lessons. The activities are helpful for students to understand how animals and plants react and adapt to the desert heat. The extension activity to create their own desert animal or plant will be fun for them and even a good way for the teacher to assess their understanding.

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No technical difficulties.
Time spent reviewing site: Fifteen minutes.

Avatar for elizabeth dobrota
5 years ago

elizabeth dobrota (Student)

very helpful