Lesson Plan

A Tree Can Be...

Give your young forest rangers a chance to see all the things a tree can be in this hands-on science lesson. Your class will learn about the parts of a tree and the science of decay.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to name the main parts of a tree and identify different ways in which trees benefit other living things.


(20 minutes)
Amazing Tree MazeScience of the SeasonsTest Your Tree Knowledge
  • Read A Tree Can Be... by Judy Nayer aloud to the class.
  • Discuss the benefits of trees with the class. Mention how they house animals and provide food and shade.
  • Go over the different parts of a tree: roots, trunk, branches, and leaves.
  • Ask students questions about trees and their parts. For example: What is your favorite part of a tree and why?
  • Distribute copies of the Test Your Tree Knowledge worksheet and have students complete it.