Fields, Meadows, and Hedgerows Study Unit
Trees, Bushes and Plants
First - complete Leaf it to Me - Tree Facts Internet Scavenger Hunt
Learn to identify each of these species
Gather the facts and answer the questions.
What is a deciduous tree? What is a conifer?
Trees can play an important role in conserving energy in and around buildings. Explain
Select a coniferous tree, a deciduous tree and a plant listed above.
How do each of them benefit wildlife?
How do each of these species impact the ecosystem?
How do each of the trees and plants found in fields, meadow and fencerows benefit people?
Select 5 species listed above. Describe how people have used them.
Plants & People is a helpful resource.
What is your state tree?
Would it be a good candidate to plant at your school?
Which of these trees would be a good one to plant on your school's property? Explain.
How do invasive and non native plants impact native trees and plants in an ecosystem?
How do organisms like caterpillars, ash borers or white tailed deer impact the trees in their habitat?
Identify one locally growing plant that causes an unpleasant reaction to people who contact it. These plants/trees are often described as poisonous. Make an info pamphlet about it. Show a picture. Explain how to identify it. What first aid actions should be taken if you contact it?
Biodiversity Exploration Investigation
Keep it or Cut it? Look around your community for a grassy area, field, meadow or fencerow.
You decide. Save it? Pave it? Why?
Wild Plant Program | Planting the seed | Meadow Ecology plants
Tree Inventory and Mapping project
Fields, Meadows, and Fencerows: Habitat / Mammals / Birds / Insect - Butterflies & Moths / Trees & Plants - Milkweed
Ecology Vocabulary Exercise | Food Web Relationships | Screech Owls | Digital Science Journal | Conclusion
Add 4 Stanzas to a Poem | Make a Crossword Puzzle - Vocabulary Challenge | Birds online puzzle | Birds Facts Table | Life Cycles
EcoCommunity Status in your state | Fields, Meadows & fencerows Photos 1 & Photos 2 | Fields, Meadows and Fencerows eGame
Citizen Scientist - Collect some data | Collecting data Activity doc. / pdf | Mammal Morphology compare
info | Milkweeds & Monarch Butterfly Mania | Maple trees, Syrup and Sugarbush Math
Water & Watershed Studies | Plants
and People | Nature | Habitat
Garden | Bluebirds Project | Outside - In Showcase Project
PA HS Envirothon | Environmental Inquiry
Internet Hunts / Puzzles and Projects / Civics & History / Problem based Learning / Computers / Home
Updated 12/2008 by Cynthia J.
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Save a tree - use a Digital Answering format - Highlight the text of the title, directions and questions. Copy the text. Paste it in a word processing document. Save the document in your folder. Enter your name and the date at the top of the document. Answer on the word processing document in an easily read, contrasting color or font. (No yellow, avoid artistic fonts like: Symbols, , , & fonts). Save frequently as you work. Submit your digital answer sheet via email or drop box. Make Your Own Printed answer sheet
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