Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Plant Adaptations topic page on BrainPOP Jr.

Seed Hunt

Take a walk around with your child around your community or a park. Look for seeds that have fallen off of plants. You might even find seedpods or fruit protecting seeds inside. Pick up a few samples, if possible, or have your child document them by drawing pictures or taking photographs. Compare the seeds and note any adaptations that assist in their dispersal or protect them from the elements. You may want to research to find out what plants the seeds come from.

Underwater Plants

Explore underwater plants with your child. Research how water lilies have adapted to life in ponds. Where do their roots go? You can also expand this topic to explore plants that live in the ocean, such as seagrasses. How are these plants adapted to life in the ocean? How do they use saltwater? Where do they get their nutrients? How are they adapted to rising and falling currents? How do they reproduce? Your findings might surprise you! You may also want to explore how aquatic plants are vital to ecosystems and provide homes for different animals.