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Carnivorous Plant Adaptations

Have you ever heard of a plant that eats meat? Over millions of years these meat-eating plants evolved and developed

•    Cunning tricks to lure prey
•    Deadly traps to prevent escape
•    The ability to liquify and absorb the bodies of their victims

Explore the fascinating features of these plants that trap animals from their environment for food. Investigate the different types of plant traps and their adaptations. Discover where they grow and examples of their prey.

Stage 3 Science and Technology 

Living world

  • Plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions - ST3-1WS-S
  • Examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things - ST3-4LW-S

Inquiry question

  • How do the structural and behavioural features of carnivorous plants support survival?