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Learn to plant and maintain strong, healthy trees that will thrive for generations.

Tree Products and Benefits to People

In this branch, students will explore some of the many benefits that trees provide.

The activities in this branch may be completed at any time of the year.

California Content Standards

Grade 3 Investigation and Experimentation

5e. Collect data in an investigation and analyze those data to develop a logical conclusion.

Grade 3 History-Social Science

3.2 Students describe the American Indian nations in their local region long ago and in the recent past.

2. Discuss the ways in which physical geography, including climate, influenced how the local Indian nations adapted to their natural environment (e.g., how they obtained food, clothing, tools).

3.5 Students demonstrate basic economic reasoning skills and an understanding of the economy of the local region.

1. Describe the ways in which local producers have used and are using natural resources, human resources, and capital resources to produce goods and services in the past and the present.

Grade 3 Reading

1.6 Use sentence and word context to find the meaning of unknown words.

1.7 Use a dictionary to learn the meaning and other features of unknown words.

2.0 Students read and comprehend grade-level appropriate material. They draw upon a variety of comprehension strategies as needed (e.g., generating and responding to essential questions, making predictions, comparing information from several sources).

2.5 Distinguish the main idea and supporting details in expository text.

Grade 3 Writing

Writing Applications 2.2 Write descriptions that use concrete sensory details to present and support unified impressions of people, places, things, or experiences.

Written and Oral English Language Conventions 1.0 Students write and speak with a command of Standard English conventions appropriate to this grade level.

Grade 4 Life Sciences:

2. All organisms need energy and matter to grow. As a basis for understanding this concept:

a. Students know plants are the primary source of matter and energy entering most food chains.

3. Living organisms depend on one another and on their environment for survival. As a basis for understanding this concept:

c. Students know many plants depend on animals for pollination and seed dispersal, and animals depend on plants for food and shelter.

Grade 4 Reading

2.0 Students read and comprehend grade-level appropriate material. They draw upon a variety of comprehension strategies as needed (e.g., generating and responding to essential questions, making predictions, comparing information from several sources).

Grade 4 Writing

Writing Strategies 1.0 Students write clear, coherent sentences and paragraphs that develop a central idea.

Written and Oral English Language Conventions 1.0 Students write and speak with a command of Standard English conventions appropriate to this grade level.

Activities

Activity 1: Tree Foods

Activity 2: Oaks and California Indians

Activity 3: How do we use tree products?

Activity 4: Health Benefits of Trees: Temperature and Ultraviolet Effects

Activity 5: Tree Products and Benefits to People: Summarize and Reflect