Lesson Overview: In this activity, students learn to name the parts of a tree, describe their functions, and describe how some of these plant parts can help the tree survive fire, avoid severe fire, or reproduce after fire.
Lesson Goal: Increase students’ understanding of how trees function and how they may be affected by different kinds of wildland fires.
Objectives: Given a list of tree parts and other terms, students can
- Describe a tree part, a part of the tree’s environment, and/or a type of fire to the class.
- Apply the correct term to a definition of a tree part or adaptation to fire in a Jeopardy-style game.
- Describe how specific tree parts and characteristics enable some trees to avoid, survive, or thrive after surface fire, crown fire, and ground fire.