By acting out the parts of a tree, students will learn major components and functions. Outdoors, they will identify several common trees and find the age of a pine tree. Students may participate in a game of "tree tag" or a "tree scavenger hunt." Students will learn how trees play an important role in many ecosystems. To summarize, students will pass around a twig and state one thing that they learned about trees.
K, 1, 2, 3
Half day= $200 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is up to 2 hours. Full day = $300 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is 2-4 hours.
Learning Standards Supported:
K-ESS3-3 - Earth and Human Activity - solutions to reduce natural resource use
K-LS1-2 (MA) - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants/animals, grow/change over time
1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings
3-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - life cycles
3-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - plant/animal inhereted traits evidence
3-LS4-3 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - env. constraints on organisms survival