ERIC Number: ED446956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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All about Plant Adaptation. Plant Life for Children[TM]. Schlessinger Science Library. [Videotape].
Plants can survive in even the harshest of environments, from the freezing Arctic to the arid desert. In All About Plant Adaptation, join young plant lovers as they uncover some of the amazing ways that plants have adapted over millions of years enabling them to survive almost anywhere on Earth. Discover how some plants living in cold, arctic climates or dry, arid regions have adapted by remaining inactive or dormant for long periods of time. Examine how some plants have evolved to survive under the lush, thick canopy of the rainforest. Find out how epiphytes, like some orchids, are able to obtain their water and nutrients right out of the air! Learn about other ways that plants have adapted either to protect themselves from predators or to help them reproduce to ensure their survival. A hands-on experiment that explores how the Venus flytrap has adapted to survive in mineral-free water is also included. This title correlates to the National Science Education Standards for Life Science -- characteristics of organisms, life cycles of organisms and organisms & environments. This title includes a teacher's guide featuring additional information on the topic, vocabulary words, discussion questions, follow-up activities and lists of recommended books and Internet resources. (ASK)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Botany, Elementary Education, Environment, Environmental Influences, Hands on Science, Plants (Botany), Science Activities, Science Experiments, Videotape Recordings
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
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