Trees are Terrific...Inside and Out!

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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 poster showcasing trees. Step three begins the celebration with three party ideas.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Plan step one around the same time a similar unit is being taught during your regular science instruction 
  • Display finished posters in the classroom and around the school to add a festive flair 
  • Coordinate with your school's principal to plan an all-school celebration—one that incorporates the ideas listed in step three  
Classroom Considerations
  • Although the unit contains time-sensitive material that is no longer applicable, the activities can still be completed  
  • A variety of materials are required; read through the list prior to starting the unit 
Pros
  • A list of each state's Arbor Day date is included 
  • Step one provides an extension activity to keep the learning process going 
  • Each step is written in detail 
Cons
  • None
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