Science Sunday - Meet the Trees

This is the start of our first lesson from Living Things. It is a four part study.

To start out, we adopted 4 different trees in our immediate vicinity, a maple tree, a sour cherry tree, a pine tree and an oak tree. The objectives of the first lesson are observation skills and compare and contrast. Because we are that kind of family, we gave each tree a name and gender.

We made a chart to record all our information. I do all the writing in all of our exercises because I want to focus on science not writing. The chart given in the text was not to our liking so we changed the categories up. It asked for the color of the tree - both Froggy and I thought that was a silly question. We recorded the smell, feel of the bark, shape, size, occupants, type.

We brought back items found on the ground around the tree to start a nature area which we will continue through out this lesson.

I will try to update with pictures but for some reason upload is not working.

I'm linking this post in with the Science Sunday link-up, at Adventures in Mommydom, where you can find more fun with science.


  1. This is so neat! I love how you guys named the trees. I can't wait to see the pictures.

  2. We just read A Tree Named Steve, that would go with your study :)

  3. It's great that you have four trees that are so different from each other in your area. It will make for a wonderful nature study. I am looking forward to more posts about it.


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