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These visually stimulating and professionally created task cards will help your students to revise and to consolidate their understanding of the structural, behavioral and physiological adaptations of plants and animals – including those that live in extreme environments. Suitable for students in years 9 – 12, Adaptations of Plants and Animals (task cards) will save teachers lots of valuable prep time!

Adaptations of Plants and Animals (task cards) covers the following content:

  • what is an ‘adaptation’?

  • types of adaptation: structural, behavioral, physiological

  • what is a ‘maladaptation’?

  • structural, behavioral and physiological adaptations of desert animals

  • structural, behavioral and physiological adaptations of animals that live in cold climates

  • adaptations of diving mammals

  • types of plant adaptations

  • limiting factors in different environments

  • tolerance range/optimal range

Task cards are a versatile tool to use in the classroom. They can be set up at stations around the room or assigned to individuals or small groups. They can be used as revision or perhaps as a short research activity. Adaptations of Plants and Animals consists of 40 cards, and you can use as many or as few as you like based on their suitability to the curriculum or to the particular needs of your students. Simply print each page, laminate and cut the cards apart – you then have them forever!

Each task card has a question/questions for students to answer in their workbooks, including some that are multiple choice. The cards are divided into two types, those

with standard questions (labelled green) and those with more challenging questions (labelled purple). If you’re setting the cards up at stations, you can include one of each, giving students a choice.

Adaptations of Plants and Animals (task cards) comes with an Answer Key (PDF) with images in full color that look great on the big screen and can be used to facilitate good class discussion. Answers are highly detailed, so there is no need to research or fact-check here; it’s all been done for you.

I hope you and your students find this product useful and that you enjoy using it as much as I enjoyed creating it!

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