Changes in seasons affect plants and animals.
A computer and Smartboard would be useful to view videos of evergreen trees and their environments.
- 1 large sheet of drawing paper for each student (14"x18" or something similar in size)
- Markers and crayons of all colors will be needed, expecially in ALL SHADES of GREEN.
- CRAYONS will be especially useful for this lesson, as evergreen trees grow in an amazing variety of shades of green/lime/yellowish-green, etc.
- Any STICKERS you can provide (butterflies,birds, small animals, flowers) will be fun for the students to add to their drawings of the evergreens,if you'd like(but certainly aren't necessary).
Trees for all Seasons - Part 2: Evergreen Trees
This lesson will spotlight the many trees, bushes, and shrubs that stay green all year.It will also explain the importance of the habitat these plants provide to birds and forest animals. Also, the lesson explains, in very basic terms, the "fruit" evergreens bear (cones, berries, etc.) that are useful for animal food and for producing new young trees.
Why are some trees green during all the seasons of the year, and what are the DIFFERENCES between these "evergreen" trees, and deciduous trees, which have leaves that change colors and finally drop from the tree in winter? Also, how do these trees affect the world around them, in terms of the "gifts" of habitat, food, and air quality?