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Holiday: Arbor Day
These sites offer ideas and activities for celebrating Arbor Day. Includes information on the history of Arbor Day, plus interactive games, online puzzles, and hands-on crafts. Also includes general information about trees and the products that come from them. There is a link to an eThemes resources on Trees, Plants: Species and Parts, and Earth Day.
This site has valuable information on forests. There are descriptions on how things are made including a video on tissue making (see link under "Paper Making"). Click on "Other Cool Sites" for a listing of more Web sites. Click on "National Geographic" for an interactive tour through a forest.
This site is from the the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. There is a student guide with short articles on various tree topics. There is also a useful "Glossary." The teacher guide provides activities to go along with the student articles.
In this lesson, students explore the role that forests play in their own lives by listing everyday products made from trees. Then students research and categorize less common products that may not be as familiar to them.
Learn how to identify various species of trees from their leaves. Many sites focus on Missouri trees. Also find out why leaves change color in the fall. Includes a leaf cam, online games, handouts, art activities and other lessons relating to trees.
These sites are about Earth Day. Includes classroom and community activities to celebrate this holiday. Many sites explain how to protect the environment and conserve energy. There are links to eThemes Resources on recycling, pollution, and Arbor Day.