Trees

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  • Plant a native tree from seed or cutting and watch it grow.
  • Make a Hairy Harry (resources)
  • Make a collage of a tree from bark and leaves.  Remember only to collect things from the ground, not to pull them off trees.
  • Make bark rubbings and label them according to which tree they were from.
  • Do flower pressings.
  • Identify three different types of tree on a walk.
  • Find out about things that are harmful to trees.  Plan one thing you can do that will help a tree.
  • Make some leaf people (resources)
  • Make a family tree showing your siblings, parents and grandparents.
  • Make up a song or poem about trees.
  • Help decorate a Christmas tree.
  • Learn how to preserve leaves (resources)
  • Grow sprouts from mung beans, alfalfa, or other seeds that sprout, to eat in salads or sandwiches or as a side dish. Prepare it and eat it.
  • Collect and recognise small specimens of 3mm and 6mm wood, Balsa wood, and Dowel rod
  • Construct any wooden toy of your own choice (sanded, painted, varnished or stained).
  • Watch a particular area during three months. Make a note of everything you discover about its flora and the effect on it by fauna.
  • Cultivate a keep tidy part of a garden where a group of plants are growing, taking care of the plants at all times and keeping the tools used in good condition.
  • Grow either 2 kinds of vegetables or 2 kinds of annual flowers from seed
  • Successfully transplant seedlings into containers (for pot plants) then the garden (for growing into larger plants).
  • Visit a farm, orchard or vineyard. Ask questions and find out about the property. Describe what you saw, heard, felt, smelled and/or tasted.
  • Name 6 trees and state whether they are evergreen or deciduous trees.
  • Know the dangers of pesticides to people, pets and wildlife.
  • Have a general knowledge of the causes of soil erosion and methods of prevention.
  • Understand why we need trees and the reasons for planting more trees. Know how the use of trees for paper, boxes, etc, can be reduced.
  • Demonstrate how plants produce water (eg. by using an upturned glass jar or a plastic bag to enclose a living plant)
  • Demonstrate how plants produce oxygen (eg. By growing a water plant in a covered glass jar in sunlight or under artificial light).
  • Investigate an environmental issue: pollution, forestry, conservation, soil erosion or sustainable resources.
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