The Wild World of Carnivorous Plants

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Ew! Yuck! Young botanists are sure to be fascinated by a short video that details the workings of carnivorous plants and offers an explanation for why some plants have evolved flesh-eating adaptations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Adopt some carnivorous plants for the classroom and have young biologists keep science journals in which they observe the feeding behaviors as well as food and habitat preferences of the plants
Classroom Considerations
  • Viewers should have some knowledge of evolutionary adaptations
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Pros
  • Colorful animations add to the yuck factor
Cons
  • None
Common Core