Time : 40 minutes
Author: Vicki DeBusk
|Greeting and Review||Meet in usual spot.|
Ask students, “Where do trees come from? How big are trees? Do you have a favorite tree? What do you know about trees?”
Explain that today we are going to learn about the parts of as tree.
|Main Lesson||Investigate and identify parts of a tree.|
|Activity 1||Parts of a Tree |
Materials Needed: white board to draw tree for example, journals, pencils, colored pencils or crayons, magnifying lens – enough for each student
|Activity 2||Work in the garden|
Materials Needed: watering cans, gloves, brooms
|Cleanup||Put away all supplies|
|Goodbye||As students line up, ask them to name a part of the tree and explain its purpose.|
This activity can be completed as a whole class or you can divide the class in 2 groups and rotate.
ACTIVITY 1: Parts of a Tree
- Using a white board or large piece of paper, draw a tree like the one above. Ask the students to help label the tree.
- Have students go into the garden and find one of the trees. Next, have them draw the tree in their journal and label the parts of the tree.
- Have the students use the magnifying lens to look more closely at the bark of the tree and draw it in their journal.
- Extension: Students could write a quite story from the point of view of the tree.
Encourage students to raise their hand and ask questions if they are unsure about something.
ACTIVITY 2 : Work in the garden
- Water plants
- Sweep and tidy up the garden.