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LESSON TWO: Plant Adaptations

Goals and Objectives: Students will understand that each plant has special adaptations that allow it to thrive in its environment.

Content Standards Addressed:


A INQ.7     Read, write, listen and speak about observations of the natural world.

A INQ.8     Seek information in books, magazines and pictures.

A INQ.9     Present information in words and drawings.

Language Arts

1A.Students use appropriate strategies before, during and after reading in order to construct meaning.

1B.Students interpret, analyze and evaluate text in order to extend understanding and appreciation.

1C.Students select and apply strategies to facilitate word recognition and develop vocabulary in order to comprehend text.

1D.Students communicate with others to create interpretations of written, oral and visual texts.

1D.Build sight word vocabulary.


Introduction: Students will view various habitats and the plants that live in each.

Materials: Laptops with Internet access, copies of plant worksheet, pencil, colored pencils, crayons, markers.


  1. Assign each student a partner and each partnership a laptop.
  2. Partners will access the following sites; deserts, water plants, rainforests, forests, paying special attention to the habitat and plants that live there.
  3. Partners will each complete their own copy of the plant worksheet.
  4. Students who finish early may access this site to increase their knowledge about plant habitats and adaptations. Where In The World?.
  5. Students will regroup and share their results.


Students will be assessed in the following ways:

a)     Time on task for investigating literature resources and web site.

b)     Ability to work successfully with a partner.

c)      Accurate completion of plant worksheet.

d)     Feedback provided for oral presentation


Unit developed by Joanne Boulais