Leaf it to me.
A Learn about Trees facts hunt
Directions: Use the links to find
the answers to the questions.
1. How many species of trees are there in the world?
2. The study of trees is called
The science that studies living organisms is called biology.
Think about it - A scientist who studies trees is called a
3. Scientists divide trees into several
4. A small number of trees growing together is called a
Many trees growing together is called a
5. How does a tree grow?
a. The outer most layer on a tree is called
b. What is the role of this outer layer?
c. The inner most layer of a tree's trunk is called
6. Although you do not see it, trees breathe. Explain.
How is this important to you?
Why or why not?
8. Trees can be identified by their leaves. Scientists distinguish one leaf from a another by the leaf's shape.
How many different leaf shapes are there?
A deltoid shaped leaf resembles a geometric shape. Draw the shape.
Think About It: How could you identify a tree that has no leaves?
9. Scan/read the article Red Maple and Black Birch: Pennsylvania's New Dominant Species.
a. What factors have impacted the forest?
b. What animals have contributed to the decline of oaks?
c. How are oaks important to the survival of many forest animals?
d. What do you predict will be the outcome of these changes in the forest?
e. Name two traits of Black Birch trees that are helping them succeed in the forest.
TAI (Think about it) - List two ways people could intervene in this succession process.
10. Use your online research skills to discover 3 different ways that people have used bark.
11. How many trees, that are listed in the National Register of Big Trees, are found in your state?
What is the species of the largest tree in your state?
12. How are trees helping to solve a challenging problem?
Go Out on a Limb. ;-)
13. Evaluate - The Giving Shade Tree -
14. Select a tree at your home, school or local park. Input the data - National Tree Benefit Calculator
What are its benefits?
Complete one or more of these tree related activities:
How to measure a tree. Apply what you've learned by measuring a tree in your community.
Map and Inventory trees in your community - project based learning
Read how these scientists estimated there were 3 trillion trees on our planet. Try it. count how many kids are in your classroom. How many classrooms are there in your school? Estimate how many students attend your school. Find out - how close you are to the actual count.
Make a crossword puzzle using tree related vocabulary. -
The Role of Trees & Forests in Healthy Watersheds - Managing Stormwater, Reducing Flooding, and Improving Water Quality - pdf
Branches of trees form lots of angles. Your mom askes you, "What is the angle of the branch in the pear tree in the yard?" No problem. Learn about angles video at Khan Academy Learn about unknown angles using this interesting video.
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Cynthia J. O'Hora, updated
Save a tree - Use a digital answer format - Highlight the text. Copy it. Paste it in a word processing document. Save the document in your folder. Answer on the word processing document in an easily read, contrasting color or font. (No yellow, avoid Symbols, , and other fancy font) Or perhaps you have the resources to record verbal answers. If you do, be sure to first read / record the question. Then record the answer immediately after it.