Tree-Mendous Trees (Lesson 1)

Lesson:

Activity Description: 

Students recall everything they know about trees in science journals and share in a class discussion.  The book Tell Me, Tree: All about Trees for Kids, by Gail Gibbons is then used to begin a discussion about the parts of trees.  Students then revisit their tree knowledge and formulate questions for future learning.

Objective: 
  • To understand what parts make up a tree 
  • To understand what function each part serves
Educational Standards: 

Indiana Standards: 

3.3.1 – (Science) Identify the common structures of a plant including its roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds. Describe their functions. 

3.6 – (English) Students write using Standard English conventions appropriate to this grade level. 

Doing the Activity: 

Activity details are on Page 2 of the PDF linked below.

Materials: 
  • Chart paper 
  • Book, Tell Me, Tree: All About Trees for Kids, by Gail Gibbons. 
  • Science journals/notebooks 
Time: 
One Class Period
Author: 
Kelly Ruxer and Brandy Welp
Source: 
Wesselman Nature Society, www.wesselmannaturesociety.org/