Pre-K and Kindergarten Standards Met:

SL.K.2 Speaking and Listening Standard is: Confirm understanding of information presented orally by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.

SL.1.2 Speaking and Listening Standard is: Ask and answer questions about key details in information presented orally or through other media.

A.4.4 Questioning and Analysis Standard is: Communicate their understanding to others in simple terms. Through verbal and dramatic expression, students gain experience in communicating their understanding to others throughout this lesson.

B.4.4 Energy and Ecosystems Standard is: List the components of an ecosystem, including the qualities of a healthy habitat. By studying a forest ecosystem and learning the parts of a tree, students comprehend the various, interrelated components of an ecosystem and the items necessary to keep that habitat healthy.

K-LS1-1 Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems Standard: Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals need to survive. Students learn the parts of a tree and play a game to assemble all the parts that a tree needs to survive.

K-ESS3-1 Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems Standard: Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals and the places they live. Students learn the parts of a tree and play a game to assemble all the parts that a tree needs to survive.

SL.K.6 Speaking and Listening Standard: Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly. Students participate in discussions and share their thoughts throughout the lesson.

K-LS1-1 Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems Standard: Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals need to survive. Students learn the parts of the tree and forest and how they interact with each other.

NR1.b.1.e: List and describe differences in trees.

NR1.b.3.e: Match names to wildlife species.

NR3.a.1.e: Define harvesting related to tree products.

NR3.a.7.e: List ways to enjoy natural resources.

PS1.a.2.e: Observe and describe changes in plants as the seasons change.

PS1.b.2.e: Match fruit to the plant structure that produces it and compare seeds of plants.

PS1.c.2.e: Identify environmental products from trees.

PS2.a.1.e: Define the elements that plants need to grow successfully.

PS2.c.1.e: Describe what elements plants use for food.