Looking for another great spring book to tie into your science curriculum? Look no further than Julie Lundgren’s Plant Adaptations. The book begins with defining plants as living things and then moves on to how plants use the Sun’s energy to make their own food. Plant Adaptations show kids how plants have special features that help them survive in their habitats. This book covers more than just the basics about plants, the author digs deeper and teaches kids about specific plants such as bromeliads and cacti. Full color photos enhance the journey into the plant world.
A perfect follow-up activity to Plant Adaptations would be to take a nature walk around the school or the neighborhood. Students could start a nature log and record or photograph the many different plants they see. When they get back to the classroom, have them try to identify the plants they found (field guides and the internet can help with this). Then talk about how these plants have adapted to the environment where you found them.
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