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Adaptation: A Survival Strategy : 

Adaptation: A Survival Strategy

What’s My Name : 

What’s My Name

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Old man cactus Mistletoe Orchids Barrel cactus Gourd Water lily

Let’s start our journey with the meat eaters : 

Let’s start our journey with the meat eaters

I need proteins, just as people do, but the soil doesn’t give me what I need. So, I get proteins by trapping insects. Who am I ? : 

I need proteins, just as people do, but the soil doesn’t give me what I need. So, I get proteins by trapping insects. Who am I ?

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Old man cactus Mistletoe Orchids Barrel cactus Gourd Water lily

Now for something completely different, let’s look at the Drifters : 

Now for something completely different, let’s look at the Drifters

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Old man cactus Mistletoe Orchids Barrel cactus Gourd Water lily

I don’t need to worry about water supply because I live in water but I need to float so that I can have access to light and water. Who am I? : 

I don’t need to worry about water supply because I live in water but I need to float so that I can have access to light and water. Who am I?

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Old man cactus Mistletoe Orchids Barrel cactus Gourd Water lily

Let’s move on to the Guzzler : 

Let’s move on to the Guzzler

I live in dry environments and I need to find ways to have a water supply for myself. Can you tell my name? : 

I live in dry environments and I need to find ways to have a water supply for myself. Can you tell my name?

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Old man cactus Mistletoe Orchids Barrel cactus Gourd Water lily

Sunbather : 

Sunbather

I live in intense heat but I need sunscreen to protect my delicate skin. : 

I live in intense heat but I need sunscreen to protect my delicate skin.

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Old man cactus Mistletoe Orchids Barrel cactus Gourd Water lily

Social Climber : 

Social Climber

I need to climb over other plants or even objects to get enough sunlight. : 

I need to climb over other plants or even objects to get enough sunlight.

Squatter : 

Squatter

I grow upon or attach myself to other plants without having roots in the soil. This enables me to escape from animals and get more light than plants on the forest floor. : 

I grow upon or attach myself to other plants without having roots in the soil. This enables me to escape from animals and get more light than plants on the forest floor.

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Old man cactus Mistletoe Orchids Barrel cactus Gourd Water lily

Vegetarian : 

Vegetarian

You can call me thief because I invade other plants to get what I need. : 

You can call me thief because I invade other plants to get what I need.

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Old man cactus Mistletoe Orchids Barrel cactus Gourd Water lily

Discussion : 

Discussion

Thick, waxy leaves : 

Thick, waxy leaves

Floating leaves have stomata at the upper surface : 

Floating leaves have stomata at the upper surface

Extensive air spaces : 

Extensive air spaces

Spines of cactus : 

Spines of cactus

Prop roots of mangroves : 

Prop roots of mangroves

Sunken stomata : 

Sunken stomata

Tendrils : 

Tendrils

Winged fruits : 

Winged fruits

Pitcher plant : 

Pitcher plant

Sticky seeds : 

Sticky seeds

Activity #1I Will Survive : 

Activity #1I Will Survive

I Will SurviveI. Purpose: To identify and describe certain plant parts that show adaptation to habitat and environmental condition. : 

I Will SurviveI. Purpose: To identify and describe certain plant parts that show adaptation to habitat and environmental condition.

II. Materials: Five stations (each with two potted plants) Magnifying lens Manila paper : 

II. Materials: Five stations (each with two potted plants) Magnifying lens Manila paper

III. Procedure: 1. Students are group into five. 2. The teacher will prepare five stations with two potted plants each. : 

III. Procedure: 1. Students are group into five. 2. The teacher will prepare five stations with two potted plants each.

3. Let each group to go around the five stations to observe the plants. 4. Let them write the answer in a Manila paper. : 

3. Let each group to go around the five stations to observe the plants. 4. Let them write the answer in a Manila paper.

Questions : 

Questions

1. When you go to each station, write a description of each plant (its size, parts seen, color). : 

1. When you go to each station, write a description of each plant (its size, parts seen, color).

2. Think about what kind of environment these plants would live in to survive (desert, moist places, water, forest, etc.). : 

2. Think about what kind of environment these plants would live in to survive (desert, moist places, water, forest, etc.).

3. What particular adaptations do these plants have in order to survive? : 

3. What particular adaptations do these plants have in order to survive?

Activity #2How Do I Look Like : 

Activity #2How Do I Look Like

Purpose: To identify the adaptive characteristics of plants. : 

Purpose: To identify the adaptive characteristics of plants.

II. Materials: Manila paper Pentel pen Crayons or any coloring materials Pencil : 

II. Materials: Manila paper Pentel pen Crayons or any coloring materials Pencil

III. Procedure: : 

III. Procedure:

1. Group the students into five. : 

1. Group the students into five.

2. You are going to draw in a manila paper what you think would the world’s most successful plant. : 

2. You are going to draw in a manila paper what you think would the world’s most successful plant.

3. Label each part of your drawing and tell how each part would help the plant to be successful. : 

3. Label each part of your drawing and tell how each part would help the plant to be successful.

4. Be able to present your work with your classmates. : 

4. Be able to present your work with your classmates.

Activity #3 : 

Activity #3

Structural and Physiological Adaptations of Plants : 

Structural and Physiological Adaptations of Plants

Purpose: To identify structural and physiological adaptations of plants in order to live in a particular environment. : 

Purpose: To identify structural and physiological adaptations of plants in order to live in a particular environment.

II. Materials: paper and pen : 

II. Materials: paper and pen

III. Procedure : 

III. Procedure

1. Group the students into ten or depending upon class size. : 

1. Group the students into ten or depending upon class size.

2. Using the table below, enumerate at least five adaptations a plant must have that enable it to survive in its respective habitat. : 

2. Using the table below, enumerate at least five adaptations a plant must have that enable it to survive in its respective habitat.

Evaluation : 

Evaluation