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Oak Habitat Paper Sculpture Construction

Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to:

  • Name animals typically found in an oak woodland habitat and describe each organism’s relationship to the oak.
  • Identify the producers, consumers and decomposers in the habitat.

Time: 60 minutes

Materials:

  • Brown paper
  • Green paper
  • Masking and invisible tape
  • Pushpins, a stapler
  • Drawing, coloring materials

Procedure:

Review the parts of an oak tree and creatures that have relationships with the tree.

In a corner of the classroom, create a large tree sculpture, stapling crumpled brown paper to shape a trunk and branches and crumpled green paper to make foliage. Use tape to attach tree artifacts (leaves, galls, acorns) that you have collected to the paper sculpture.

Have students sketch, color, cut out and add the different types of wildlife in the appropriate places on the tree sculpture. After discussing the finished sculpture, ask students what would happen to all the wildlife if the tree was missing.

Going deeper:

Students may conduct research about wildlife found in the oak woodland community and create reports on their findings.