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Read about and explore trees and their parts! Get to know trees through reading, writing, math, and science!

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Interdisciplinary Unit
Merry Christmas, Geraldine

Interdisciplinary Unit
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree

Interdisciplinary Unit
Why Christmas Trees Aren't Perfect

Read On!

Activities and Ideas:
Plants, Trees, and Seeds

Grades K-2: All Sections

Students will learn about the life cycle of conifer trees, the types of trees grown on farms, new vocabulary, and how REAL TREES are recycled.

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Students will learn more about life cycles and about scientific names, join conifers for dinner at home, and hear first-hand about a year in the life of a REAL TREE grower!

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General Information


The "Classifieds"

Let's Eat

Home Sweet Home

Stems & Rings

A Year in the Life

Grades 6-8: All Sections

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Students will dig deep into the soil and check out how REAL TREE growers keep their crops healthy, take a look at supply and demand, and get an inside
look at conifers!

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General Information


Supply & Demand

Jobs on a Farm

In the Genes

What's the System

Grades 9-12: All Sections

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The Internet holds a great deal of information about the science of trees. The links in this list are those that we believe will be useful in research on this subject.

Some of the links in this list are used in the student materials found on

If you have links that you believe will benefit other users of this site, please let us know by sending an email to our design team. Thank you!

Useful Links & Information

Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

NOVA Online - The Vikings: Build a Tree Ring Timeline

Ultimate Tree Ring Web Pages

USGS Learning Web: Logs of Straw - Dendrochronology

Plants National Database (USDA)

Soils: National Resources Conservation Service (USDA)

Just for Kids: Soil Biological Communities (ages 9-11)

Soil Biology Classroom Activities (PDF)

ASU: Learning About Photosynthesis

ASU: Photosynthesis and the Web
Kindergarten though Grade 12 Sites

Tree Anatomy & Identification - About.com


Vocabulary Lists:
Grades 3-5
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12

Map It!:
Each grade level has a unique set of vocabulary words associated with it.

Map It! is a vocabulary activity located in the Read On! or Words to Learn sections.

Map It! Guide

There are "Fast Facts' spread throughout the REAL TREES curriculum. They are located in the information bars on each page.

All Fast Facts

Many sections include quick and easy craft ideas. They are found in the information bar.

All Quick Crafts

Students can use the links in Think Tank to extend and practice what they've learned!

Journal Pages:
Grades 3-5
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12

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