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.
- To understand what parts make up a tree
- To understand what function each part serves
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.
Activity details are on Page 2 of the PDF linked below.
- Chart paper
- Book, Tell Me, Tree: All About Trees for Kids, by Gail Gibbons.
- Science journals/notebooks