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Ready-Set-Tech: Food From Trees

Carol Langford, Avocado Elementary School, Miami, FL

Grade Level  K-2
Subject Science and Mathematics
Background People can eat the food from trees. Animals can also eat the food from trees. The food comes from different parts of the tree. In this lesson the students will use the Internet to find out what foods people and animals get from trees.
Objectives

The student uses online resources to create, revise, retrieve, and verify information.
The student describes and compares food from trees.

Materials Computer with Internet access, food worksheet
Procedure 1. Take students on a nature walk around the school or neighborhood.

2. Look for trees that give animals or people food.

3. Discuss what foods were found. Ask the students what part of the tree the foods come from. Record answers on a chart in the room.

4. Ask students to visit the following book marked sites to check out what foods come from trees:

Georgia Pacific Trees and People
Benefits of Trees 
Ten Activities 
Rocky Mountain Fruit 

5. Have students compare the answers on the chart with the answers found during research on the Internet.

6. Students should now complete the food worksheet.

Extension
Activity
This lesson can be extended to find out what other products are made from wood. The students can take a home survey by visiting this web site.
Evaluation Students should be able to identify the foods that people and animals get from trees.
 

 

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