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Make Bark and Leaf Rubbings

Lesson Description:
Students will be able to…
  • understand that plants have features (bark and leaves) to help them live in different environments.
  • use conventions of print in writing to write about leave and bark rubbings.
  • uses complete sentences in written compositions to write about leave and bark rubbings.

Lesson Type:
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Gardening
  • Other

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Thumb Challenge

Time Needed:
50 minutes
Standards Addressed:
  • benchmark #1: use conventions of print in writing (e.g., forms letters in print, uses upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet, spaces words and sentences, writes from left-to-right and top-to-bottom, includes margins.
  • science standard 5: understand the structure and function of cells and organisms.
    • benchmark #2: know that plants and animals have features that help them live in different environments.

Materials Needed:
  • bark
  • leaves
  • crayons
  • pencils
  • forms for leave and bark rubbing books (included below)

School or Group:
Green Education Foundation (GEF)
Contact Email:
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf bark_book.pdf
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf leaf_book.pdf
Located in: Science

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