Competition & Adaptations in Plants CLF Lesson & Resources - Lesson 5 - KS2 KS3 KS4 BIOLOGY

This is lesson 5 of 7 lessons that can be used in part or whole to teach the biology topic of interdependence in animals and plants.

This lesson explains what plants compete for to survive. Modeling gives examples of plants and how they get space, light, water. After the modeling there is opportunity for pupils to apply their knowledge to new examples. Look at how some plants adapt to live in very hot environments. Challenge looks at how leaves are different on different plants and how they help them survive.

These lessons are not board specific and can be used (dependent on ability) from KS2, KS3 and KS4.

Lesson 5 - Competition & Adaptations in Plants (THIS LESSON)


Lesson 1 - Interdependence & Biodiversity
Lesson 2 - Sampling Plants (Quadrats)
Lesson 3 - Abundance of Animals (sampling techniques)
Lesson 4 - Competition in Animals
Lesson 6 - Adaptations in Animals
Lesson 7 - Predator Prey Population Graphs

Each lesson has a interactive PowerPoint that has a starter and comprehensive explanations that will allow for questioning and discussion. There is a pupil worksheet (both in Publisher for editing, and PDF forms). The worksheet mirrors what has been taught in the lesson. There is a question (and a mark scheme) that can be used to consolidate the learning in the lesson or as homework.

The lesson is labeled in the CLF (common lesson format) so pupils are aware of what that section is about.

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  • Plant-Adaptations-Question-MS.rtf
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  • TES-Interdependence---Competition-in-Plants----Pupil-Worksheet.pdf
  • TES-Learning-Episode-5---Competition-and-Adaptations-in-Plants.pptx

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Created: Jul 11, 2019

Updated: Jul 14, 2019


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