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Acadia Adaptations

Grades 7-8


Starting with the Acadia National Park quarter, the students will visit the Acadia National Park website to learn more about the park’s plants and animals and how they have adapted to the changing habitats in intertidal zones.  Using the “Intertidal Zone Concept Map,” the students will research and diagram at least three plants or animals that are found in the zone and map the ways they have adapted.


Acadia National Park Quarter Reverse

United States Map

Intertidal Zone Concept Map

3-2-1 Self Evaluation page


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Acadia Adaptations

National Standards


National Science Teachers Association (

Life Science:

  • Structure and function in living systems
  • Populations and ecosystems
  • Diversity and adaptations of organisms

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