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Science of Massachusetts: Rooted in Science: Trees! (K-2)

Trees provide much more than shade or pretty additions to city streets and neighborhood parks. In this unit, students will answer the question: How do trees and other living things depend on each other? Students will explore habitats, adaptations, and life cycles, with trees as a unifying theme. With accessibility to all learners as a priority, lessons highlight the diversity of trees across various Massachusetts habitats, including suburban, urban and rural areas.

Program Location(s):

  • Your school or other location

  • Online

Grades:

K, 1, 2

Price:

Use standard outreach pricing when calculating program cost. Full unit includes 6 lessons, but can be prorated. An additional Intro to Field Journaling lesson is recommended. A free, 30-minute self-guided training video will be sent to participating teachers.

Learning Standards Supported:

  • K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food

  • 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

  • 2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.

Contact:

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