Learning from Our Tree, 2015-2016

  • Location
    Jamaica, New York
  • Status

The Problem

We are working with updated Project Learning Tree (NY DEC curriculum) lessons as a "field" test project. I would like my students to have an understanding and appreciation of renewable and sustainable resources versus non-biodegradable ones.

Our Plan

We use our urban park and "adopt a tree," noting its changes throughout the seasons. We collect leaves, seeds, twigs and bark, if available. We do not take anything live-only pictures- and we do not leave anything, but our shoe print...and that's on the concrete path! We do a year-long study incorporating the NYC Scope and Sequence and the NYS Science Standards. STEM, STEAM and the Cross-cutting concepts of NGSS are included as well through hands-brains-eyes-ears-on activities!

Themes Addressed

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    Air Pollution
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    Community Enhancement
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The Benefit

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