Ecological Literacy Unit Lesson activity plan, grade 4
TITLE OF ACTIVITY:
Leaf rubbings and identifying species.
ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLE(S) BEING ADDRESSED:
STANDARD(S) BEING ADDRESSED:
7.13 Interdependence and Organisms
4.6 Understanding Place
7.1 Scientific Method Observation
What are some of the different colors of your leaves?
Is your vein pattern palmate, parallel or pinnate?
What species of tree is your leaf from?
Deciduous tree leaf prints and identification
Bring leaves from scavenger hunt into art class.
Make leaf prints.
List colors in the leaves.
Identify vein patterns
Leaves, crayons, paper-white and black, field guides
CULTURAL HERITAGE CONNECTIONS:
Vermont’s fall foliage-leaf peepers, seasons
Observing patterns and colors-task
7.13 Interdependence and Organisms rubric (tool)
4.6 Understanding Place rubric (tool)
7.1 Scientific Method Observation rubric (tool)