Summarize and Reflect
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.
- Discuss the role of the oak in its habitat throughout its existence.
- Create a simple food chain based on the relationships between organisms in an oak woodland habitat.
Time: 45 minutes
Students review and organize the journal materials from this branch. Record any new learning or questions on the class tree chart and address the following questions either in their journals or as a class discussion:
1. Which birds and mammals collect acorns? Where do they store them? How does this affect the oak tree?
2. Think about the acorns the class collected and dissected in October. What wildlife may have been affected by the collecting of acorns? Explain your thinking.
3. What did you have for dinner last night? Make a list of everything you consumed and try to create a food chain that shows the path of your food, from the sun to your mouth.
4. Describe a food chain you might find in an oak woodland habitat. Illustrate the members of the food chain.
5. Tell how wildlife is important to you and your community.
6. As a Tree Steward, what can you do to protect and promote oak woodland habitat?