Celebration of Learning: Trees
Why Investigate Trees?
Trees fascinate children and spark their curiosity and wonder. Close your eyes and think of your childhood memories that involved trees. Did you ever climb a tree? Chase and hide behind one? Or try to wrap your arms all the way around a tree?
This study builds upon children's interest in trees to help them explore science and social studies. Rather than emphasize naming different trees, this study focuses on helping children develop an understanding of the characteristics of trees and their role in our natural and man-made world. During the study, children use skills in literacy, math, technology, and the arts to investigate and represent their knowledge about trees.