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Venus Flytrap Feedings

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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center


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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

Overview:

Venus flytraps are carnivores. They eat meat. These plants contain 3 trigger hairs on the roof of the trap (mouth) and 3 hairs on the bottom. When an insect or anything triggers those hairs the plant snaps shut trapping its prey. Check out the video to see this amazing natural mechanism in action.

NOTE: This video does not include audio.


Length: 01:00

Content Areas: Science

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SC (2)
6. Identify characteristics of animals, including behavior, size, and body covering
  • Comparing existing animals to extinct animals
  • Examples: iguana to stegosaurus, elephant to wooly mammoth
  • Identifying migration and hibernation as survival strategies
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    SC (4)
    5. Describe the interdependence of plants and animals.
  • Describing behaviors and body structures that help animals survive in particular habitats
  • Examples:
    behaviors—migration, hibernation, mimicry;
    body structures—quills, fangs, stingers, webbed feet
  • Describing life cycles of various animals to include incomplete and complete metamorphosis
  • Examples: damsel fly, mealworms
  • Tracing the flow of energy through a food chain
  • Example: producer, first-level consumer, second-level consumer, and third-level consumer
  • Identifying characteristics of organisms, including growth and development, reproduction, acquisition and use of energy, and response to the environment
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    SC (5)
    9. Describe the relationship of populations within a habitat to various communities and ecosystems.
  • Describing the relationship between food chains and food webs
  • Describing symbiotic relationships
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    SC2015 (1)
    5. Design a solution to a human problem by using materials to imitate how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs (e.g., outerwear imitating animal furs for insulation, gear mimicking tree bark or shells for protection).*
     

     


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