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Once There Was A Tree


MSRP: $29.95
Price: $23.95
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Order Number: 126.0104
Format : DVD
Theme: Trees are vital to the existence of all living things, as they serve numerous practical and aesthetic functions.

This feature book beautifully weaves together the important relationship among all living things, and primarily our dependence on trees to provide food, shelter and the air we breathe.

LeVar explores the magnificent life cycle of trees in the forest and their importance to humans, animals, and the planet, and he explores how photosynthesis works. He also visits a scientist who climbs trees to study them more closely, and a family who harvests maple syrup.

Author: Natalia Romanova
publisher: Dial

Field Trip Segments
What Do You Use?
– Kids on the street answer the question, “What do you use that comes from trees?”
Meet a Tree Scientist – Meet Meg Lowman, a scientist, who studies trees and the forest. Climb with her to the treetops where she does her work. Photosynthesis is explained through animation.
A Visit to Vermont – Visit Vermont and see how maple syrup is made. Discover families working together to harvest the sap. Watch the process of heating the sap until it becomes syrup.

Review Books: The Tremendous Tree Book by Barbara Brenner and May Garelick; Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert; The Tree in the Wood by Christopher Manson.  Highlighted Book: Trees by Harry Behn

Click here for Language Arts Teacher’s Guide

Use this episode to further enhance your science curriculum.  Science Concepts: observation, estimation, modeling, planning, comparison, recording.
Click here for Science Teacher’s Guide

Click here for Parent/Family Activity

Rights granted with purchase include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance and c) campus or building close circuit and video streaming.

Ideal for Grades: K -4
Duration: 30 minutes
Closed Captioned

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