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How do we use Tree Products

Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to:

  • Identify tree products in their classroom and home.
  • Describe the importance and use of tree products in their lives.

Time: 30 minutes

Materials:

For each student:

For the class:

  • Chart paper and markers for tree product chart.

Procedure:

Ask students to work in collaborative groups to survey the classroom for products made from trees (paper, toys, furniture, pencils, possibly the room itself) and to make a list of all of the tree products, both in the classroom and elsewhere, that they use regularly. After a few minutes, reconvene the class and create a class chart of tree products.

Distribute, read and discuss the Around the House Worksheet. Tell students that they will be exploring their households for tree-based products for homework.

The next day, review the homework and add additional items to the class list.

Going deeper:

Read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.