Tree and Plant Life in the Jungle
How do new plants in tropical rainforests get enough sunlight through the tree canopy overhead? Watch young seedlings lash around and use other plants and trees as ladders to the sunlight. This time-lapse video is incredible to watch!
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Environmental Tree Awareness Field Book
Trees are everywhere! Yet what do these majestic organisms do for their ecosystem, and why do some have leaves and some have needles? During a five-day activity, young scientists investigate trees by analyzing the water cycle,...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Who Speaks for the Trees?
Help young conservationists appreciate the important role that trees play in ecosystems around the world with this collection of six engaging activities. From a shared reading and class discussion of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, to in an depth...
Pre-K - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review History's Most Powerful Plants
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...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
A Real Alien Invasion Is Coming to a Palm Tree Near You
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....
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Plants Use An Internet Made of Fungus
If a tree is infected with bugs in a forest, can it warn the neighboring trees? Amazingly, this communication happens regularly. Scholars observe the phenomenon and learn how scientists discovered the way fungus works as a neural network...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable