This activity makes children aware of different tree species and helps them to identify tree species based on their leaves, bark and seeds.
They will also learn about tree biology including how trees get energy, nutrients and water, why trees are so tall and how long they live for. They will also learn to measure and to extrapolate in order to estimate the size and age of trees.
Children will use ID charts to identify a number of different tree species, they will then use field techniques for estimating how tall and old a particular tree is.
This activity lasts around 30 minutes and works best if children are in supervised groups of 2-6.
Learning Outcomes/Curriculum Links
Science Curriculum: Working scientifically, Plants and Living Things & Their Habitats.
Maths Curriculum: Number Place & Value, Multiplication & Division and Measurement
English Curriculum: Spoken Language
This activity will help children to: