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Lesson Worksheet: Adaptation: Plants Science

In this worksheet, we will practice describing adaptations and variations between plants, and describing how some traits help plants adapt to their habitat.

Q1:

An adaptation is a trait. What does it help organisms do?

  • AIt helps them find a mate.
  • BIt helps them reproduce.
  • CIt helps them survive.
  • DAll of the answers are correct.

Q2:

Which of these is not a trait of the acacia tree?

An acacia tree in Zimbabwe.
  • AHaving large leaves
  • BBeing short and wide
  • CHaving long roots
  • DHaving thorns

Q3:

Which of these is not a trait of the saguaro cactus?

Saguaro cactus living on the Sonoran desert in Arizona
  • AThick stem
  • BSmall leaves
  • CWaxy coating
  • DSpines

Q4:

Which trait of the mesquite tree stops it from losing too much water?

A single lonely green Mesquite tree
  • ASmall leaves
  • BDeep roots
  • CThick stem
  • DThorns

Q5:

Which trait of the water lily helps keep water out of the plant?

waterlily

  • AThorns
  • BLarge colorful flowers
  • CLong stems
  • DWaxy coating

Q6:

What adaptation do acacia and mesquite trees have in common?

  • AWaxy coating on stem
  • BShallow roots
  • CSpines instead of leaves
  • DLong deep roots

Q7:

What adaptation do water lilies and mesquite trees have in common?

  • AThorns
  • BShort roots
  • CSmall leaves
  • DNone of the answers are correct.

Q8:

What adaptation do the holly bush and water lily not have in common?

  • ALeaf shape
  • BSpikes or thorns on leaves
  • CGreen leaves
  • DAll of the answers are correct.

Q9:

Pick an example of variation in plants.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • DAll of the answers are correct.

Q10:

Pick the example of variation.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

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