Trees Are Terrific!by National Wildlife Federation
How do trees differ from other plants? What role do trees play in the "forest community"? And why are they essential to the survival of the planet? Learn all about rain forest conservation,community forestry and what happens to the forest after a fire. From sprouting seeds to making an edible leaf model,here are acitivites and information that foster respect for vital resources.
Ranger Rick's NatureScope is a creative,activities-centered education series dedicated to inspiring in children and appreciation of the natural world,while developing the skills they will need to make responsbile decisions about the environment. Teachers,parents,scout leaders,camp counselors,and anyone else committed to sharing nature with kids will want to collect all the volumes of these award-winning nature guides,filled with kid-pleasing indoor and outdoor activities.
Each book includes: reproducible "copycat pages," with games,puzzles,pictures to color,and more; ready-to-use activities,including arts and crafts,creative writing,science experiments,songs,games,curriculum tie-ins. . . with complete materials lists and step-by-step instructions; essays and case studies from leading scientists for group discussion; expanded glossaries and bibliographies. How trees help us breathe,and other fascinating facts about our branchy friends.
Except for people in tree-poor areas like deserts or high mountains,most people take trees for granted. This book encourges kids to take notice of how trees beautify landscapes and cityscapes. And it shows how clean and comfortable trees make our lives. They make the oxygen we breathe; cut pollution; prevent erosion; and provide food and shelter forboth animals and people. Through interactive indoor and outdoor activities that show kids how to plant and protect trees Trees Are Terrific teaches kids about the numerous tree species
(including some cactuses),leaves and trunk rings,why we need forests,and finally,how to celebrate trees!
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