Desert Plant Adaptations Informational Reading Passages and Research

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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This resource contains an informational reading passage about adaptations that a cactus makes to survive in the desert. There is also a brief passage about deserts. These articles are in color and black and white. There are also four posters of desert plants in bloom, graphic organizers for students to fill out as they read and do research. Suggestions are offered for the teacher as well as for student-appropriate websites to use for research

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Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
2 days
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NGSS3-LS3-2
Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment. Examples of the environment affecting a trait could include normally tall plants grown with insufficient water are stunted; and, a pet dog that is given too much food and little exercise may become overweight.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

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