What Makes Up a Forest

Lesson | Plant Heroes

Learn About What Makes Up a Forest

Learners will use observation to understand that forests are made up of three layers that have different organisms and physical characteristics.

Learners explore forest layers (the canopy, the understory, and the forest floor) and record observations on cards. Then each learner draws one of the layers on a strip of paper. Finally, the class combines all the drawings to create a layered forest gallery, and learners share about what they observed.

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