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“My Life As A Tree”

This lesson can be used for Kindergarten through fourth grade! This is a good way to introduce the students to three parts of a tree and how they function.

Trees in Art and Nature

Students will: discuss paintings by Vincent van Gogh, independently develop a classification method for trees, create leaf rubbings, and learn about the ways to calculate the age of a tree.

Look At Those Leaves!

Students will observe, measure, and sort tree leaves. Students will examine leaves individually, in groups, and in relationship to the entire tree.

Kirigami: The Ancient Art of Paper Cutting

Practice the ancient art of kirigami to create a stylized tree silhouette.

How Does Your Tree Measure Up?

Complete the chart that shows locations and sizes of some of the biggest trees in the United States.