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Tree Product Scavenger Hunt

Grade Level: K-6

Standards: 2-PS1: Matter and its Interactions p.16 NGSS vol.1
PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS1: Matter and Its Interactions p.56
PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter

Content Area: science

Recommended Length/Duration: 20-30 minutes

Goals: students can identify products of wood in their homes and schools

(2-PS1-1: Plan and conduct and investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.; MS-PS1-3: Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.)

Description/Sequence:

  1. Discuss how most products we use come from trees, whether that be food products, furniture, paper, etc.
  2. Split the class into groups of 2 or 3. Give each team a clipboard with paper and a pencil.
  3. Have the teams walk around inside the school quietly identifying tree products and writing them on their clipboards for a certain amount of time.
  4. Gather the students back together and list off the items they found.

Assessment:
Student engagement with the activity: did they make connections between their manmade environment and wood? Assessment of their recorded observations

Equipment: