How to Eat a Tree - An Insect’s Guide to Finding Food in the Forest

This How to Eat a Tree - An Insect’s Guide to Finding Food in the Forest lesson plan also includes:

Explore forest health and an unwanted dinner guest—the insect. Group members read about insect/tree adaptations and interactions and create descriptive advertisements for use in a team exercise. A follow-up discussion dives deeper into the relationship between insect requirements and host trees. Biologists then generate a tree health impact pyramid using material from the lesson.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Display examples of an impact pyramid and advertisements from teacher notes
Classroom Considerations
  • Third installment in a six-part series
  • Gather materials and prep learning space before beginning
Pros
  • Multimodal instruction increases pupils' engagement
  • Includes ideas for extended learning
Cons
  • None