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Lesson Worksheet: Adaptations in Plants Science

In this worksheet, we will practice identifying structural and behavioral adaptations in the acacia tree, the kapok tree, and some other plants


are characterized by hand-shaped leaves with narrow parts to allow wind to move gently through the leaves.

  • APalm trees
  • BPine trees
  • CKapok trees
  • DAcacia trees


The tree is an umbrella-shaped tree that grows on the savannah.

  • Apalm
  • Bkapok
  • Cmangrove
  • Dacacia


produce poison to keep away hungry savannah animals.

  • AAcacia trees
  • BPalm trees
  • CMangrove trees
  • DKapok trees


A palm tree has a thick trunk and to protect itself against strong winds.

  • Anarrow leaves
  • Bwide leaves
  • Cround-shaped leaves
  • Dleaves with sharp spines


A of water lilies is that they have wide leaves to absorb more sunlight.

  • Astructural adaptation
  • Bbehavioral adaptation
  • Ccamouflage method
  • Dmigration


Cactus plants have adapted in order to survive in environments where there is very little water.

How does the long stem help the cactus survive in the desert?

  • AThe long stem allows the cactus to store water.
  • BThe long stem keeps the cactus cool.
  • CThe long stem helps the cactus grow taller than other plants.

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