Terra Mission: Theme 8 - Trees (ages 11-14)

Terra Mission: Theme 8 - Trees (ages 11-14)

Learn why trees are important for us and the environment.

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Terra Mission: Theme 8 - Trees (ages 11-14)

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This is the eighth theme of the Terra Mission course. Students learn about trees. The students learn about the types of trees, the components of a tree and what a forest is. Then they learn how important trees are for us and the environment. After that, students look at solutions to combat global warming and become aware that planting trees can help.


- Introduction: Exploring nature
- Instruction: What parts does a tree consist of? What types of trees are there? When are trees a forest? What is photosynthesis and why are trees so important for us? What is deforestation and what are the consequences for our climate? How can planting trees help improve the climate?
- Worksheet
- Practical assignment: Share your knowledge with a vlog or blog about trees.
- Closing: Discuss the learning goals and worksheet. Make arrangements with students on when they will work on their practical assignment.
- Outdoor experience: Take a walk: now that you know more about trees, what do you notice?
- Extra: Game: Tree-tag, Statements, Assignments: paper usage, arts and crafts: papier maché, films.

Terra Mission

Plastic soup, polluted air, litter… Children are confronted with news about climate change and environmental problems on a daily basis. Awareness is the basis for change. Therefore, Life Terra is proud to present the first series of lessons in which children can learn how to actively contribute to a more sustainable society (amongst other things). The Terra Mission course covers 8 themes for ages 8-10 and 11-14. Each theme consists of a lesson on the interactive whiteboard, a teacher guide with an answer key, and a worksheet.
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