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429 resources with the concept trees

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The Most Amazing Thing About Trees

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When water goes up a tube 10 meters, it creates a perfect vacuum in the tube above that point, and the water can go no higher. So how does a tree get water to the top? Part of a larger series, an intriguing video installment poses this...
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Focus on Forests

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Trees look different, just like people look different. Let's look at some up close! Throughout this outdoor activity, elementary learners spend time outside observing the trees on their school property, and reporting on their...
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Getting to Know Trees

For Teachers K Standards
New ReviewCelebrate the beauty of trees with a packet full of activities designed to help kindergarteners get to know about their leafy nature friends. Covering a variety of subjects, scholars go on a nature hike, read Shel Silverstein's The...
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Trees of the Midwest

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
All trees are not created equal. A set of three wildlife conservation lessons has learners examine the characteristics of individual trees. They look at the life cycle of the tree using a story and reference a field guide to identify...
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Discover Christmas Trees (Grades K-2)

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Young scholars explore the science, history, and geography of Christmas trees with six engaging activities. Read-alouds and class discussions lead the way to learning experiences such as singing, role-playing, going on a field trip,...
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Discover Christmas Trees (Grades 3-5)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Six activities cover the science, geography, and history of Christmas trees. Starting with a discussion and viewing of a video that highlights how trees in Oregon are harvested, scholars work independently or collaboratively on the...
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A Tree is a Plant by Claude Robert Bulla

For Students 1st Standards
A three-part assessment sheds light on an informational text and the process in which scholars read, take notes, and respond to a writing prompt. Beginning with a read-aloud, learners sketch memorable moments and discuss their pictures...
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Trees are Terrific...Inside and Out!

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Trees are the star of a three-step unit celebrating Arbor Day. Step one takes an in-depth look into the structure of a tree, the process of photosynthesis, and the benefits of the leafy giants. Step two challenges scholars to create a...
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Trees: A Joy Forever

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
This Arbor Day, put on a show! A three-scene play follows a boy and girl that run into Arbor Day founder, J. Sterling Morton. Morton describes how the holiday came to be and discovers how his hard work has grown into a national...
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The Largest River on Earth Is in the Sky

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Water vapor released by trees in the Amazon creates a floating river. In fact, it's the largest river on Earth! A video presentation examines the science behind the water vapor and explains how rains seeds form to create clouds.
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Human Tree: Ratios

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
Create a personal tree. By visiting an exhibit at the National Museum of Mathematics, the resource introduces the idea of fractals. The exhibit takes an image of the person and creates a tree by repeating scaled images on the shoulders...
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Arbor Day | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 5th
Discover how Arbor Day came to be with a brief, engaging video. Scholars watch how Nebraska's first pioneer in 1854 decided why planting trees was important and the journey that took place to make Arbor Day a national holiday celebrated...
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Transpiring Trees

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Looking for a tree-rific addition to your water cycle unit? Teams of young foresters examine the role of transpiration in the water cycle through a week's worth of activities. Pupils analyze how trees take in and transport water during...
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History's Most Powerful Plants

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
At one point, scale trees accounted for nearly half of the biomass in North America and Europe. An installment of a longer video series introduces these strange plants and describes their features, adaptations, and eventual demise. It...
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Coniferous and Deciduous Trees

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
What are the differences between coniferous and deciduous trees? Supplement your tree lessons with a set of activities that has learners describing, naming, comparing, and reading about deciduous and coniferous trees. The activities are...
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Chestnut Tree Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What will your class learn in a curious tale of a fungus, a virus, and a chestnut tree? Biology scholars discover the world of viral biocontrols through a DNA restriction lab. Groups research the decline of the American chestnut tree at...
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The Double-Crossing Ants to Whom Friendship Means Nothing

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
I'll scratch your back, if you'll scratch mine—unless someone else comes along that is a better scratcher! Examine the fickle nature of rainforest insects using a captivating video. The narrator describes the mutualistic relationship...
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A Real Alien Invasion Is Coming to a Palm Tree Near You

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What happens when you plant large numbers of non-native trees in an area? Well, sometimes it attracts the wrong kind of attention! Meet the South American palm weevil, an insect that spends its entire life cycle destroying palm trees....
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Notebook to Trees

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How much does recycling save? Given conversion factors, pupils calculate the number of trees that using notebooks made from 50 percent recycled materials would save. The calculations use the average number of notebooks used each year for...
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This Is Not a Pine Tree

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Many people refer to all coniferous trees as pine trees and the video addresses that misconception. It details the differences in pines, spruces, firs, and other related trees. Then it shares the family of trees and their branches.
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Where Do Trees Get Their Mass From?

For Students 6th - 12th
From stately oaks to towering pines, trees are the largest members of the plant kingdom that most people see. But how do trees get so big? Find out where the mass of a tree comes from with a short video. The narrator presents the topic...
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Urban Trees

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
If a tree falls in an urban area, does anyone realize the implications? A comprehensive lesson begins by exploring the important role trees play in the urban environment. It continues with an examination of the dangers tree populations...
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Pythagorean Theorem to Determine Distance: Tree Shadows

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Why is that shadow getting longer? Determine the changes in the length of a shadow as the sun changes position in the sky. Individuals use an interactive to calculate the length of a shadow at different times during the day via the...
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Compare and Contrast deciduous and evergreen tree leaves to aid in tree identification

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Boost observational skills and get to know the difference between deciduous, coniferous, and evergreen trees with a lesson that challenges scholars to compare, contrast, identify, sort, and draw their findings.