First graders are closing out their year by designing plants with as many adaptions as possible to survive the myriad number of conditions plants are exposed to. Whether they have deep roots to soak up water, or big leaves to soak up sunlight, their plants are surely unique...and can withstand anything that Mother Nature throws at them! Way to go First Grade!
All living things have unique features that help them survive. For example, polar bears have thick fur to keep them warm, some animals have camouflage to blend in their environment to avoid predators, and others have features like strong tails to defend themselves from predators.
Plants are no exception. They have a myriad number of features that help them survive, too. Whether it be spines for protection or to create shade, or big leaves to collect more sunlight to produce food, plants have adaptations just like animals.
After learning about all these different adaptations, first graders are being challenged to design a plant with as many adaptations as possible to survive. Check out their plant designs in progress below!