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Part 1: Engage: How do trees benefit humans and the environment?

45 minutes
One 45-minute class period
Primary subjects: 
6, 7, 8
Average: 4 (1 vote)

In Part 1, students explore the many benefits that trees offer humans and the environment.

Key objectives for students
Describe the benefits of trees to humans and to the greater ecosystem.
Predict and analyze the temperature difference of soil in the shade of tree compared to soil in the direct sun. (Optional)
Explore the concept of a microclimate. (Optional)
Use the Tree Benefit Calculator to estimate tree benefits and to determine the relationship between storm water run-off and tree size. (Optional)
Secondary subjects
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