Adaptation


  • Explore the Outback: A Photo Scavenger Hunt

    Players are challenged to complete a series of missions to photograph desert plants and animals in the Australian outback, in this interactive game from PLUM LANDING. Through the clues that Plum provides, players learn about desert ecosystems, the plants and animals living there, and how they are adapted to desert life.

    Grades: 1-4
  • Underwater Hiding Places

    Ella and her friends explore hiding places for the creatures living at an aquarium—a coral reef and a mangrove swamp, which is a place between the ocean and a body of freshwater, such as a river or stream—in this video from PLUM LANDING. They observe how different animals use mangrove roots as hiding places and how underwater animals are masters of disguise, with coloration and patterns that help them to avoid being eaten by predators. 

    Grades: 1-4
  • Jungle Rangers: A Photo Scavenger Hunt

    Players are challenged to complete a series of missions to photograph rainforest plants and animals in Borneo, in this interactive game from PLUM LANDING. Through the clues that Plum provides, players learn about rainforest ecosystems, the plants and animals living there, and how they are adapted to rainforest life. 

    Grades: 1-4
  • Brad Befriends a Bilby

    Not all deserts are hot, but the desert in Australia’s outback, where daytime temperatures can top 118°F (48°C), sure is. How do some of its furry residents beat the heat? In this animated video from PLUM LANDING, follow the bilby—a mouselike marsupial that lives in the hot desert—to its underground home and learn why it lives there. 

    Grades: 1-4
  • Rocky Mountain Roundup: A Photo Scavenger Hunt

    Players are challenged to complete a series of missions to photograph mountain plants and animals in the Canadian Rockies, in this interactive game from PLUM LANDING. Through the clues that Plum provides, players learn about mountain ecosystems, the plants and animals living there, and how they are adapted to mountain life. 

    Grades: 1-4
  • Roots and Shoots

    Kaya, Kiana, and Kalea model how a plant’s roots, stems, and leaves take up and store water from the environment, in this video from PLUM LANDING. Using sponges, waxed paper, and water, they compare how different characteristics, such as leaf thickness and a protective waxy coating, help plants store water and keep from drying out.

    Grades: 1-4
  • Water Safari: A Photo Scavenger Hunt

    Players are challenged to complete a series of missions to photograph coastal mangrove plants and animals in Belize, in this interactive game from PLUM LANDING. Through the clues that Plum provides, players learn about coastal ecosystems, the plants and animals living there, and how they are adapted to coastal life. 

    Grades: 1-4
  • Earth to Blorb: the Desert!

    Learn what makes a desert a desert in this video from PLUM LANDING. In a video postcard to her friends on planet Blorb, Plum describes deserts around the world and explains the adaptations that help plants and animals survive.

    Grades: 1-4
  • Mangroovin'

    Players take on the role of baby groupers, fish whose young grow up in the shelter of mangrove roots, in this interactive game from PLUM LANDING. Their goal is to swim into open water to find food like shrimp—without falling prey to hungry predators like sharks and herons.

    Grades: 1-4
  • Discover the Desert

    Learn how desert plants and animals access water and beat the heat, in the four videos in this media gallery from PLUM LANDING. Join a group of friends as they head into Australia’s hot, dusty, and dry outback to complete a series of mysterious missions from Plum. Along the way, they see how desert plants and animals access enough water in a place where it sometimes seems you can’t find any. 

    Grades: 1-4
  • Seed Racer

    Catch that fluff! Players explore the different ways that seeds are dispersed (as burrs in fur, consumed by birds or transported by mammals, floating on the wind or water, or spinning through the air), in this interactive game from PLUM LANDING. Along the way, players learn about the plants in a mountain ecosystem, how their seeds travel, and how animals rely on them.

    Grades: 1-4
  • Can You Dig It?

    Players take on the role of bilbies, rabbit-sized Australian marsupials, as they race through the landscape looking for food and avoiding predators—and trying not to run into rocks—in this interactive game from PLUM LANDING. They also learn about the bilby’s life cycle and the plants and animals that share its ecosystem.

    Grades: 1-4

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