Lesson Plan: Structural Adaptations Science
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to define structural adaptations, describe examples of structural adaptations in plants and animals, and explain how structural adaptations aid survival.
Students will be able to
- define structural adaptations as characteristics of an organism’s physical appearance that make it well suited to its environment,
- describe examples of structural adaptations that help organisms obtain food, such as the beaks of birds or trapping mechanisms of insectivorous plants,
- describe examples of structural adaptations that aid movement, such as forelimbs in bats, whales, and primates,
- describe examples of structural adaptations that aid prey/predators, such as camouflage.
Students should already be familiar with
- the concept that organisms have features that help them survive in their environments.
Students will not cover
- the evolution of adaptations by natural selection.