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Title: Adaptations
Description: Plants and animals adapt to their environment in order to survive. They might adapt to avoid predators or to be a more efficient predator. Or they might adapt to survive their environment. Through the PowerPoint and the adaptation creation activity, students will learn how different and even similar animals and plants survive in different biomes. 
Key Words: adaptation, gills, hollow bones, genetic variation, mutation, biome, xylem 
Grade Level: 7th 
Subject: Science 
 Adaptations Lesson Plan.doc

Teacher's Request: Powerpoint or Prezi on 7.12A investigate and explain how internal structures of organisms have adaptations that allow specific functions such as gills in fish, hollow bones in birds, or xylem in plants;


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