Lesson Plan

Desert Adaptations

Cactus blooms
NPS photo by Neal Herbert

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Grade Level:
Second Grade
Subject:
Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants
National/State Standards:
Utah State Science Core Curriculum Topic: Standard 4 – Life Science: Students will gain an understanding of Life Science through the study of
changes in organisms over time and the nature of living things.
Keywords:
echolocation, seed dispersal, beak, adaptations, lizards

Overview

Students observe and compare different methods of seed dispersal. They learn about bat behavior and anatomy, and explore how a lizard's skin helps it survive. Lastly, they discover the link between the shape of a bird's beak and the food it can eat.