Treecology: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring the World of Trees and Forests

Treecology Activities and Observations for Exploring the World of Trees and Forests National Outdoor Book Award Honorable Mention in the Children s category Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K National Science Teachers Association Children s Book Council Did you kn

  • Title: Treecology: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring the World of Trees and Forests
  • Author: Monica Russo
  • ISBN: 9781613733967
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Paperback
  • National Outdoor Book Award Honorable Mention in the Children s category 2017 Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K 12 National Science Teachers Association Children s Book Council Did you know .Trees have many talents they can feed and house animals, create windbreaks, protect watersheds, and help prevent soil erosion Researchers believe they have foundNational Outdoor Book Award Honorable Mention in the Children s category 2017 Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K 12 National Science Teachers Association Children s Book Council Did you know .Trees have many talents they can feed and house animals, create windbreaks, protect watersheds, and help prevent soil erosion Researchers believe they have found the oldest tree in the world a spruce in Sweden that has been alive for about 9,500 years Even dead and decaying trees and stumps are often teeming with life Young nature enthusiasts will learn these and many other fascinating facts about the wonderful world of trees in Treecology This fun and interactive resource includes plentiful full color photos and drawings and clear, kid friendly discussions of tree structures, families, and foods the interaction between trees and the wildlife that depend on them tree and forest related jobs and preservation, and much With encouragement to Try This, Look For, and Listen For, kids participate in 30 hands on activities that promote observation and analysis, writing and drawing, math and science, and nature literacy skills They will measure the circumference of a tree trunk, press and preserve leaves, study the textures of tree bark, find evidence of forest creatures, record their findings in a decorated forest logbook, and Readers from any region will start to take notice of the trees around them not just in forests and woods but also around the schools, parks, buildings, and sidewalks of their town, and in their own backyards Useful resources include a glossary of tree terms, common and scientific names, a list of tree and nature organizations and groups, and a teacher s guide to initiate classroom discussion and investigation.

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    1. Trees are my favorite type of green life. In Treecology some of the things we learn are-what a tree is -how trees benefit us and our environment -how much we need trees-a leaf has 5-parts-leaves come in many shapes and those shapes have names-how to make a leaf specimen card-how to decorate with pressed leaves-tree bark can be used to make boxes, trays, canoes and roofs-how to start a forest logbook-trees make sounds-how to make bark paint to attract mothsTreecology teaches the novice tree lover [...]

    2. nicely organized book about identifying trees, learning about trees, conserving trees, etc. Multiple activities in every chapter. Call to action with well-thought-out projects for kids of all ages. Easy to read text, but vague in some areas. Layout is confusing to navigate and inconsistent. Beautifully photographed.

    3. Packed with information and activities for a range of ages: some activities, like drawing and leaf rubbing, are appropriate for first and second graders, but the text is too involved and scientific for those ages on the whole, although you may be able to pull basic information and some fun observations and trivia from the book for those learners. I learned quite a bit reading through this book, and could see it in use in a classroom setting for fourth or fifth grade students.Words are defined as [...]

    4. Name an element in nature near which almost everyone lives? Trees! This detailed, hands on guide to learning about trees is the perfect tool for getting children to explore the natural world around them. When we moved from the South to New York City one of the things I was most concerned with was the lack of opportunities for my kids to spend time in nature. Even in a big city we have trees right outside our front door and with this book the ideas for exploring them seem limitless. Treecology is [...]

    5. Won a copy of this from Chicago Review Press. This book is full of lots of interesting facts and information about trees, fun activities, and lovely photos.

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