Adopt a Tree!

In science class, you have been learning about plants. Trees are important kinds of plants. Trees keep our air supply fresh. They provide shade and shelter for wildlife. They help improve water quality, and they help keep the soil in place and prevent erosion. In this activity, you will use your senses to study the life in and around a tree.


A picture of a squirl eating a nut.


With an adult, locate a nearby tree. Look at the tree and its surroundings. Write down what you see, hear, feel, and smell.


What did you learn about the tree? Did anything surprise you?
Would your observations be different if you observed a different tree?