Tree Nature Study

Karyn Tripp of Teach Beside Me shares using Nancy Larson Science 1 with her second grader.

(This post may contain affiliate links. See my Disclosure Policy for details.) October 7, 2014 By Karyn Tripp

This past month our preschool and 2nd grade science we have been doing a tree nature study. My two younger kids have been having a lot of fun learning about trees and I wanted to share a few of the fun things we have done in our tree nature study. We are using Nancy Larson Science Curriculum to guide us. I received this curriculum for free this year to share as we use it along the way. It is a pretty incredible homeschool science curriculum and is easy to just open and go. With Autumn in full swing, we have been really loving learning about trees- it is just the perfect time of year for it.

Ideas for a Tree Nature Study:

Tree Nature Study IdeasWe are learning the parts of trees by- Roots, Trunk, Branches, Bark, Leaves, Seeds.

Leaf  and seed

We are learning about the different types of leaves- broad and thin, toothed, lobed, simple,  or compound.

Match leaf to Peterson Guide

We are learning different types of trees- deciduous & evergreen. We are also learning to identify the trees in our yard using our field guide.

We are drawing trees.

Dot with Parts of Tree

We are learning about what lives in or around trees (worms, squirrels, birds, bugs).
We are doing nature rubbings of trees and leaves.

Tree rubbings


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