Teach students about adaptations. Explain that plants have adaptations in order to be able to obtain more resources, to satisfy needs, or for protection. Explain to students they will learn about some popular water plants and their adaptations that either helps them to be stable in order to survive in water or to absorb more sunlight. Teach students about the following adaptations: long roots, flexible stems, and flat leaves. Afterward, students can engage in the following activities:
First, students will be shown pictures of three different aquatic plants. Students have to determine the plant and correctly label each while explaining how they know. Next, students will read a paragraph of dialogue explaining different water plants. Students will have to fill-in-the-blank by dragging words to the correct blank line. Then, students will click on a spinner and explain the adaptations they learned about for the plant they land on. For the final activity, students get to create their own water plant. They will sketch and label an illustration of their aquatic plant creation, give it a name, and then write a paragraph explaining the plant and its adaptations.