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Plant Adaptations

Special characteristics of plants that allow them to survive and reproduce in their specific environments.

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Ages: 10 - 18
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How Hot and Spicy Foods Work
From 5min, produced by On Network
Things are getting a little hot and spicy in this episode of Food Science! Why do certain plants cause our mouths such pain? 'Piquant' chemicals in these foods are the results of compounds from certain chemicals in the plants that were designed to pr... [more]
May 5, 2010 at 03:58 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
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The Secret Social Life of Plants
From YouTube, produced by Alex Reich, Peter Reich, Emily Elert
This video uses animation to discuss the defenses plants use to as protection against predators and other problems. (02:31)
June 22, 2014 at 06:17 AM
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Ages: 6 - 11
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Plant Adaptations from StudyJam
From scholastic.com, produced by Scholastic
For plants to live and grow in certain environments, they must adapt to their surroundings to get their basic needs met and ward off predators. This cartoon animated video from StudyJam explains various plant adaptations.
May 14, 2011 at 05:33 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
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How the Quiver tree survives in the desert
From YouTube, produced by BBC Worldwide
David Attenborough looks at the strange Quiver tree, and how it survives in the desert.  What an amazing example of adaptations to environment.
February 28, 2010 at 10:56 PM
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Ages: 7 - 11
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The Needs of a Plant: ( An Interactive Game)
From bbc.co.uk, produced by BBC
In this interactive game, the main character, Sarah Jane, has been kidnapped and is challenged to grow the Rakweed plant to win her freedom.  Students help Sarah Jane find sources of light and water in an attic in order to grow the plant.  ( This lin... [more]
June 13, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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Ages: 9 - 18
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Tree and Plant Life in the Jungle
From YouTube, produced by David Attendborough
In this video, suitable for all grades, students can see through the lens of time-lapse photography while David Attenborough focuses on the ability of plants competing to get the most sunlight in a thick tropical forest. This would be a nice video fo... [more]
August 7, 2009 at 09:34 AM
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Ages: 14 - 18
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CAM Plants
From YouTube, produced by Sal Khan
In this video, Sal Khan discusses how CAM Plants are able to 'fix' carbon at night so they don't have to keep their stomata open during the day. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipie... [more]
February 13, 2010 at 07:33 PM
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Ages: unspecified
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A Venus Flytrap
From discovery.com, produced by Discovery
This 2:45 minute video shows and explains the workings of this plant with vivid photography. There are images of flies being killed in this video.
April 10, 2011 at 10:33 PM
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Ages: 6 - 14
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plant and animal adaptations
From teachertube.com, produced by Mr. Bakke
This 2 1/2 minute slide show is set to music.  Photos are large, clear and colorful with labels on each.  Students must be able to read the brief labels to obtain the information.  Several topics are covered, including examples of the parts of the pl... [more]
March 8, 2010 at 07:05 PM
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Ages: 9 - 15
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Plants: Adaptations
From 5min, produced by Britannica
The evolution of plant life is the story of a journey from water to land. This professional video from Britannica explains various plant adaptations while showing close-up video footage. Run time 02:59.
July 2, 2010 at 08:41 PM
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