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Project Learning Tree is an environmental education program that gets children out into nature to explore and learn about their environment — with a focus on trees. It aligns with Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math, and science and social studies standards.
Children learn why leaves turn yellow in the fall. They learn about pollinators and how bees help produce the food we eat. They learn how seeds travel through the wind and grow in the soil where they land. They create nature journals, develop their creative writing skills, craft stories from their observations. They “adopt” a tree and learn about that species and watch how it changes through the seasons. They pretend to be trees and gather the nutrients they need for them to survive, collecting different colored squares for each element. They learn to “read” a cross section of a tree to see how old it is through the number of rings and what happened in each year. They learn to focus and observe using their five senses. They map out sounds they hear, they collect data and build bar graphs, comparing different elements in nature they find. They learn in a different way.
Designed to develop students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Lesson plans are flexible, easily incorporated into existing curriculum or nonformal education programs.
Use the environment to teach core subjects
Our hands-on activities are fun and full of learning!
Multi-disciplinary, inquiry-based, with an emphasis on science, reading, writing, mathematics, and social studies. Correlated to state and national academic standards.
Activities contain background information and science content for teachers. Supporting features include literature connections, technology extensions, differentiated instruction, enrichment suggestions, and student assessment tools.
Make teaching and learning fun! Outside and indoors Suitable for urban, suburban, or rural settings
Teaching About the Environment
Outside and indoors
Project Learning Tree is for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth of all ages.
In urban, suburban, and rural settings
Take kids safely outdoors with award-winning supplemental lesson plans and easy-to-do activities.
Fun and hands-on
Children don’t realize how much they’re learning!
Engaging Children in Learning Age-appropriate activities Practical and flexible Thoroughly tested teaching techniques Multidisciplinary, focus on STEM Correlated to academic standards Build communication, collaboration, critical-thinking skills Improve health, social and emotional learning Connect children to nature, introduce green careers
Publisher : Project Learning Tree; 4th edition (January 1, 2021)
Language : English
Paperback : 480 pages
ISBN-10 : 0997080604
ISBN-13 : 978-0997080605
Item Weight : 2.35 pounds
Dimensions : 8.25 x 1 x 10.75 inches