Arbor Day Tree Lesson Plans

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  1. How are Leaves Alike and Different- An idea that applies to all grade levels.
  2. How Does Your Tree Measure Up?- Complete the chart that shows locations and sizes of some of the biggest trees in the United States.
  3. Identifying Trees by Leaves - Students will be able to recognize common trees by sight and gain a familiarity with the resources and procedures to tree identification for unknown species.
  4. Kirigami: The Ancient Art of Paper Cutting- Practice the ancient art of kirigami to create a stylized tree silhouette.
  5. My Tree Book- Students will "adopt" a tree and throughout the year will record and examine its characteristics and the changes that it goes through.
  6. The Great Plant Escape- You will find that plants are an important part of your life. We will need your help to find clues, do experiments, and solve problems as we journey into the world of plants.
  7. Tree Measurement- This Explorer activity is used to help students understand vertical and horizontal measurement of large objects.
  8. Uses of Trees- The students will identify 3-4 ways how trees are used. The students will produce 3 leaf rubbings using one color for each leaf.