We All Need Trees


Activity Description: 

Students are often surprised to learn how many different products we get from trees. Use this activity to help your students learn just how much we depend on trees in our daily lives.


Students will examine various products and determine which ones are made from trees. Students will describe ways that trees are used to make products and ways that these products can be conserved.

Doing the Activity: 

The activity can be found on Page 4 of the PDF linked below.


For Part A, cut out magazine pictures of products made from trees. You’ll need at least one picture per student. You should collect pictures that fit equally into the categories: wood products, food products, and paper products. 

For Part B, collect as many common wood-based products as possible. Open pdf for list of suggestions.

Preparation: One hour; Activity: Two 50-minute parts
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