Forces and Motion
Matter: Properties and Change
Decorating a special class tree for birds is a meaningful activity that will grant students a valuable interaction with wildlife. Students will prepare various treats for birds either at home or in the classroom, decorate the class tree with the edibles, and then note the resulting bird sightings. This activity can be completed anytime during the year or as an ongoing project, but it will be especially exciting when birds are foraging for food before a big snow.
This series of lessons teaches students the different attributes of leaf structures in trees and how to use the right science vocabulary to refer to these characteristics. Students will become more proficient at identifying trees based on their leaf structure and will develop and practice important science processing skills: observing, describing, classifying and diagramming their thinking.
Students will learn about recycling in their community and how they can reduce waste in their everyday lives.