Using knowledge of tree parts gained in Lesson 1, students collect tree parts and use them to identify the tree using specified books. Students then create a display and present results to the class.
- To collect and identify different parts of a tree.
- To distinguish the different characteristics of their findings
- To identify the differences between other trees’ parts
3.3.1-(Science) Identify the common structure of a plant including the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds. Describe their functions.
3.6 – (English) Students write using Standard English conventions appropriate to this grade level.
3.7.8 – (English) Clarify and enhance oral presentations through the use of appropriate props, including objects, pictures and charts.
Activity details are on Page 5 of the PDF linked below.
- Gallon-sized Ziploc bags
- Checklist of tree items (bark rubbing, seeds, twigs, cones, leaves/needles)
- 8 ½ x 11 in. sheets of paper- tag or construction
- Plastic sleeve protector sheets
- Transparent contact paper
- Computer paper
- Brown crayon
- Digital camera, printer and photo paper
- Book, Trees, Leaves and Bark, by Diane L. Burns
- Book, My Favorite Tree, by Diane Iverson