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Oil's Impact on Black Mangrove Trees
Here is a handsome hands-on investigation of how oil spills affect the trees in mangrove swamps. The only tiny downside to this resource is the fact that there is no handout with the lab instructions, so you will either need to create one, display the procedure via a projector, or verbally walk your ecologists through the experiment. Don't let this deter you, however. Much learning and real-world connections are to be made through the lesson and the replete resources. The plan is thoughtfully written and also links you to lessons about the animals affected by oil spills.
The Importance of Trees
The lesson starts with a discussion on how and why we should be respectful in the outdoor environment; then it's outside we go! Little scientists look for two trees that are very different, they draw each tree in detail and then return to the class for further instruction. Once inside, they color their pictures and discuss the similarities and differences they found. The attached worksheet will help them compare and contrast their trees.
Tree Diagrams and Probability
Aspiring statisticians create tree diagrams and figure probabilities of events based on those diagrams. They practice adding and multiplying fractions and explain complementary probabilities. Students use computers activities to make models and discover the basic concepts of probability models.
Review of Trees
In this math worksheet, students answer 50 multiple choice and true and false questions on trees, functions and algorithms. They interpret binary and mystery trees.
Measure a Tree
Young mathematicians explore data collection and mathematical problem solving. They will work in cooperative groups to determine the height of a tree by measuring several predetermined distances on the ground. They will use the data collected to set up mathematical ratio problems and calculate the height of the tree.
The Alphabet Tree
First graders, after reading The Alphabet Tree by Leo Lionni, retell the events of the story on a flow map. Then, utilizing Kid Pix software, they choose an event, illustrate it, and write a caption for it. They finally put their events in a slide show and present them to the class.
The Apple Tree Book
This packet for reviewing the numbers 1 through 20 has a creative and well-thought out method for practicing this important skill. Little ones paste or draw apples on a tree to represent the numbers printed on the apple the bear is carrying. They can read a sentence stating how many apples will be on the tree. You will find an individual page for each individual number. During the fall or an apple-themed unit, you could have learners make a counting book with the pages provided.
My Tree Observations
In this tree observation worksheet, students pick a tree that they observe over the course of a school year. They make observations, they sketch the tree, they take photographs of the tree, they get a leaf sample. They estimate the tree age and measure it's circumference. They calculate the tree height using shadows and a meter stick. They answer questions about their observations.
Planting Trees to Help the Planet
Young scholars react to a series of statements about trees, then read a news article about the planned planning of millions of trees to celebrate Arbor Day. In this planting trees lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news piece and participate in a think-pair-share discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Trees and Erosion
Students examine the connection between trees and erosion. In this erosion lesson students experiment with the effects of rain on a hillside. Students investigate the number of trees and the amount of erosion.
Photosynthesis, Trees, and the Greenhouse Effect
Students study photosynthesis and then transfer their understanding of this topic to a consideration of how trees can help reduce the negative impacts of the greenhouse effect. They explain the role of humans in increasing the greenhouse effect.
The Growth Rings of a Tree
Learners explore the concept of derivatives. In this derivatives lesson, students use limits and derivatives to determine the area of rings on a tree. Learners use the radii and derivatives of the tree rings to determine the area of each tree ring. Students find the derivative using the limit as h approaches zero formula.
How Do You Use a Tree Diagram to Count the Number of Outcomes in a Sample Space?
Deciding what to wear can be difficult, but it helps if you know your options. Use a tree diagram to solve word problems like the one in this video! Class members can watch and learn how to find and count possible outcomes (or outfits). Play this video as a complement to your lesson or ask pupils to view it at home.
New! Find the Probability of a Compound Event by Creating a Tree Diagram
When finding the probability of an event, learners can get lost trying to make a list of all the possible outcomes. Show your pupils how to organize their thoughts concerning a compound event by using a tree diagram. The video is clear, easy to follow, and even comes with a slide presentation of the video lesson that includes extension activities for your more advanced learners.
How Does Your Tree Measure Up?
Students work in pairs or small groups to gather data about a tree. Each group might gather data about a different tree; all groups might collect data about the same tree; or two teams might gather data about each tree and compare their results.
Introduce Vocabulary: Are Trees Alive? (Miller)
Explore the life inside trees as scholars learn vocabulary through Debbie Miller's informational text Are Trees Alive? Familiarize pupils with the new words they will hear like anchor, disease, awaken, harsh, and swell before reading. Next, they make personal connections using the comprehension questions for each word. Check out the graphic organizers for visual learners. Use this strategy for any text.
How Appropriate is that Tree?
Young scholars identify trees and their environments using a dichotomous chart. In this exploratory lesson students use the Internet to identify conditions needed for the trees and what the climate is in their area.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree
Students review the letters of the alphabet using the book, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin, Jr. & John Archambault. They create their own alphabet "tree" in the classroom.
Students compare and contrast different types of trees and leaves. They identify parts of trees. Students discuss uses of trees. They use a variety of media to create and model trees.
Selecting Trees for Urban Environments
Young scholars consider the best place to plant a tree. In this environment lesson, students identify urban locations that are compatible with particular tree types. Young scholars decide what trees would go where and why they would survive.