This lesson was designed for children to take all of the information they have been learning about trees a step further. Now that they have learned what parts make up a tree, what function each part serves, and how to collect and identify different parts of a tree, the focus is going to shift to factors that might influence plant growth.
Indiana State Standards
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.
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.