Schools Tree Day - Who needs a tree?

Schools Tree Day - Who needs a tree?

Lesson 3 of 11 in this unit

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Lesson summary

In this activity, children think about the ways that animals use trees. Children are asked to identify a range of native animals and think about how they use the trees as a habitat and for food. Children then go outside and attach pictures of animals to the parts of a tree that they think the animals

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • begin to recognise that trees are needed by all different kinds of animal for all sorts of reasons.

Lesson guides and printables

Lesson Plan
Student Worksheet

Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Content description:

Foundation Science

  • Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002)

Syllabus OutcomesSTe-8NE

General capabilitiesCritical and creative thinking.

Cross-curriculum prioritySustainability OI.2, OI.7.

Topic: Schools Tree Day.

Time required: 60 mins

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – oversee activity.

Resources required

  • Masking tape
  • Student Worksheet – one printed copy per student

Additional info

Following this lesson is an ideal way for students to participate in Planet Ark’s Schools Tree Day – the largest nature-care event in Australian schools. You and your students will join thousands of amazing teachers in making a difference, fostering a child’s love of nature and creating positive environmental change. So, get growing! It only takes a minute to register for Schools Tree Day.

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