While learning facts about the cactus, students will explore a cactus’s adaptations, consider how humans can mimic these adaptations to solve problems, discover how a cactus’s offspring are similar and different to the parent, and identify how a cactus benefits animals in the desert.
This unit is the perfect complement to your habitat study, while meeting the Next Generation Science Standards for 1st grade.
In this packet, you will find:
A non-fiction booklet with photographs of cacti
Reading response pages:
Draw a picture of a cactus’s habitat
Label the parts of an cactus
Complete a “Cactus Can/Has/Is” graphic organizer
Write about an cactus’s adaptations
Brainstorm ways humans can mimic cacti
Compare grown and young cacti
Sample answer keys
QR links to videos about cacti
Aligned to Common Core Standards – 1.RI.1, 1.RI.4, 1.RI.5
Aligned to Next Generation Science Standards – 1-LS1-1, 1-LS1-2, 1-LS3-1