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Meet a Tree

Lesson Plan

Procedure (After you have looked through the tree information booklet.)
1. Locate the following words in your glossary. (Check the words off after you have read the definition.)

bark
heartwood
photosynthesis
cambium
phloem
sapwood
environment

2. As a group, take turns to read the information booklet out loud.
As you are reading, fill in the worksheet. (The questions are in order as the information appears in the booklet. The coloring will occur on the last sheet of the booklet and should be done last.)

Extensions

  • Students could perform an experiment with celery placed in colored water (use food coloring) to see what happens over time. They could then relate what they observe to what they have learned about trees transporting food to their leaves.

Closure

  • Look at a tree cookie and try to identify the layers.
  • How old is this tree?

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