At the end of this mini-unit, students will understand all the ecosystems services and value trees provide to humans everyday. Students will know the biological processes of trees and the importance of native trees for providing habitat. Finally, they will acknowledge the significance trees add to our surroundings and be able to share everything they learn with others.
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.
This lesson uses students' understanding of illnesses that can affect humans and relates them to maladies affecting trees. Classroom discussions of the various causal agents of human and tree maladies are followed with a field activity in which tree conditions are observed. Students collect photographs and data in the field and compile them into presentations.