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Exploring the Secret Life of Trees
This page, from the University of Illinois Extension, has an animated cartoon designed to help 3rd through 5th grade students gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their everyday lives, and develop an interest in discovering more about trees. It is intended for adults to work with children to explore the secret life of trees. It meets several of the Illinois statewide learning goals for fourth grade. The teacher's guide suggests a number of supporting activities for students.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
    • Guide for instructor
  • Ecology
  • Forestry
Technical requirements:
Flash player
Includes versions in English and Spanish.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-590
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Characteristics of organisms
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: University of Illinois, Office of Urban Programs

Publisher: University of Illinois Extension, Office of Urban Programs