FOSS Module Summary

Module Summary – Trees and Weather (3rd Ed.)

The giant sequoia is the most massive living organism on Earth. It is a tree, magnificent in dimension and awe inspiring in its longevity and durability. To a primary student, the oak on the corner, the pines at the park, and the mulberry tree at school are all giants. Systematic investigation of trees over the seasons will bring students to a better understanding of trees' place at school and in the community. Students will observe day-to-day changes in weather over the year, as well as the impact weather has on living things. The Trees and Weather Module provides students with solid experiences to help them know plants and their place on Earth. In this module, students will:

  • Observe and compare trees, using the senses.
  • Observe and compare the shapes of leaves; compare leaf shapes to geometric shapes.
  • Identify trees as resources that are used in everyday life.
  • Observe weather by using senses and simple tools.
  • Communicate observations made about diff erent kinds of trees, leaves, and weather conditions orally and through drawings.
  • Observe and record seasonal changes to living things.

For a description of each investigation in the Trees and Weather Module and the correlations to the National Science Education Standards, download the Module Overview PDF.

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