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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this fiction books worksheet, students complete seven multiple choice questions about the book, "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn." These questions contain concepts such as choosing the correct author, who published the book, when it was on the New York Times best seller list, and more.
In this books worksheet, students complete seven multiple choice questions about the book, "Across The River And Into The Trees." These questions contain concepts such as choosing the correct author, who published the book, when it was on the New York Times best seller list, popularity of other books at the same time, and more.
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.
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.
Students explore the concept of derivatives. In this derivatives lesson, students use limits and derivatives to determine the area of rings on a tree. Students 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.
What middle schooler does not enjoy an occasional online game? In this lesson play, you will find embedded links to an online probability game, and informative pages about how division is used in probability, the concept of tree models, and an interactive dice activity. Chances are that you will want to include this in your probability curriculum!
In this problem solving learning exercise, students read a fictional passage about a tribe of people who need to gather wood from a particular tree. There are natural barriers to this task as well as vicious enemies to avoid. Students problem -solve a solution and using the accompanying map, make a plan for this tribe.
All you need for this interactive, discovery-based measurement lesson is a tree and the sun! Scholars explore three different methods used to determine the height of trees, using the law of reflection, the shadow method, and the "bottoms up" method. Afterward, learners compare and contrast the three methods and finalize the approximate height of the tree. This 5-page worksheet contains detailed instructions and 12 questions to get students out of the classroom and thinking!
First graders describe the characteristics of a tree. For this science lesson, 1st graders create predictions about a book they will be listening to, Have you Seen Trees. Additionally, students describe their trees using their 5 senses. Students write descriptive words in their journals.
Students study trees in their natural habitat. In this tree instructional activity, students complete a number of outdoor activities to estimate the height of a tree, examine how bark can be a distinguishing tree characteristic, and how to make a bark print. They find the transpiration rate of a tree by completing an experiment with a leaf.