Adaptations of Desert Plants


This activity asks students to discuss the biotic and abiotic qualities of a desert environment, and how these factors may affect a plant's photosynthetic strategies. Students brainstorm possible evolutionary adaptations (feasible or not) that may address these challenges.

Outcomes and Learning Objectives

  1. know the biotic and abiotic attributes of a desert ecosystem
  2. identity and understand adaptations that allow plants to live in a desert ecosystem 

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