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Desert Plant Adaptations

from Longwood Gardens

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Travel through Longwood’s Conservatory and get an up-close look at our desert plants. Identify characteristics of the desert climate and how plants have adapted to survive. Interact with an Educator and explore these amazing adaptations through video, images, and live plants during this curriculum-based lesson.

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $0.00

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Longwood Gardens provides all of our virtual field trips free of charge for K-12 schools in an effort to make our program accessible to all students.

Length

45 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6

Minimum participants:

15

Maximum participants:

35


Primary Disciplines

Sciences


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Zoom



Booking Information

Programs are available Tuesdays through Fridays from September through May (limited availability in April due to Arbor Day program). All programs should be requested at least 2 weeks in advance. Registration for the 2019-2020 school year begins August 5, 2019 and ends April 1, 2020. This is a curriculum-based program designed for students in grades 3-6. Please call (610)388-5217 or email VirtualFieldTrips@longwoodgardens.org if you need assistance.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please cancel programs at least 48 hours in advance. With the exception of inclement weather situations, schools that do not cancel in advance will be denied participation in other programming for that school year and possible future programs.

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Longwood Gardens

Kennett Square, PA
United States

One of the world's great gardens, Longwood's story is one of legacy, innovation, and stewardship. Our Gardens are a living expression of all that our founder, Pierre S. du Pont, found inspiring, meaningful, and beautiful. From the intricate fountain systems to the meticulous gardens to the architectural grandeur, awe-inspiring discoveries await at every turn. Longwood Gardens provides curriculum-based lessons taught by our talented Educators. Lessons include hands-on activities for students to complete as they explore our beautiful Gardens.

Contact:
Kellie Saraceno
virtualfieldtrips@longwoodgardens.org
6103885217

Program Details

Format

1.Welcome to Longwood Gardens and the program
2.Define adaptation and discuss why it is necessary for plants to adapt
3.Explore the deserts of the Southwestern United States
4.Travel through Longwood’s Silver Garden located in our 4-acre Conservatory
5.Get an up-close look at unique desert plants
6.Review key concepts learned throughout the lesson and design your own desert plant
7.Close with question and answer session

Objectives

Students will…
- Describe characteristics of a desert climate
- Understand that plants adapt to their environment to meet their basic needs to survive
- Identify adaptations necessary for a plant to survive in the desert

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.K-4.3 Life Science
As a result of activities in grades 3-4, all students should develop understanding of
- The characteristics of organisms
- Life cycles of organisms
- Organisms and environments

NS.5-8.3 Life Science
As a result of activities in grades 5-6, all students should develop understanding of
- Structure and function in living systems
- Regulation and behavior
- Populations and ecosystems
- Diversity and adaptations of organisms