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Trees are Terrific...Travels with Pierre
This page, from the University of Illinois Extension, has an animated cartoon designed to help young children (5-8 years of age) gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their every day lives and develop an interest in learning more about trees. It is intended for adults to work with children to explore the wonders of trees. It meets several of the Illinois statewide learning goals for second grade. The teacher's guide includes a number of suggested activities.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
    • Guide for instructor
  • Ecology
  • Forestry
Technical requirements:
The animation is available in graphics-only version in both English and Spanish. The Flash player plugin is required for the audio-enhanced versions in both English and Spanish.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-591
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • C - Life science:
        • Characteristics of organisms
        • Organisms and environments
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: University of Illinois Extension, Office of Urban Programs

Contact: University of Illinois, Office of Urban Programs