Lesson Plan

Desert Adaptations

Cactus blooms

NPS photo by Neal Herbert

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Grade Level:
Second Grade
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.
echolocation, seed dispersal, beak, adaptations, lizards


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.