FoodPrints Curriculum

Plant Adaptations


Habitats & Life Cycles

Standards Alignment:

Next Generation Science Standards

Common Core ELA

Grade Level:

1st Grade


Winter / December


The purpose of this lesson is for students to learn about how plants use adaptations for survival. Students will explore examples of unique plant adaptations, create a model of a plant with a special adaption, and work to prepare the garden so that the plants can adapt and survive the winter. This lesson can be used to support the DCPS 1st Grade Science Unit Design from Nature.

Big Idea

Plants have adaptations that help them survive.

Guiding Questions

How do adaptations help plants survive?

How do farmers and gardeners help plants adapt for survival?