Lesson Overview: In this activity, students learn to name many parts of a tree, describe their functions, and explain how some trees can survive fire or reproduce well after fire.
Lesson Goal: Increase students’ understanding of how trees function, how they may be affected by heat from wildland fires, and how they may be able to survive or reproduce well after fire.
- Students role-play various parts of a tree as they form a living model of a tree.
- Students can identify at least 10 parts of a tree.
- Students can describe how some morphological traits help trees survive fire or reproduce well after fire.