Survival through Adaptation

Looking at Leaves

Big Ideas

Essential Questions

Using our observation skills, how can we describe the color, texture, size, and shape of different leaves? How can we use this information to make informed guesses about the environments where different plants live?

How can looking closely at plants help us understand our own environments?

Key Understandings

Leaf color, size, shape, and texture are adaptations that help plants survive in their environments.

Similarities and differences in plant-part patterns can help us make sense of the natural world.