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Open Directory Project


Pine River Area Schools Technology Integration - Grade 2 Links

"From the Ground Up! What do you know about trees?" (curriculum blog)

Actividades Infantiles y Educación Preescolar en Primera Escuela

ADA Public Library - Kids Only - Homework Help - Science - Plants

AdditionalNeeds.Net - Online Learning - Directory of Educational Websites - Biology

Alexa Directory - Kids and Teens > Pre-School > Plants

All Saints Catholic School - 4th Grade - Links - Science

American Association for the Advancement of Science - Science Net Links

Arizona State University
"I found this site through the marco polo search engine (marcopolo.worldcom.com) a terrific ssearch engine for teachers of all ages: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/trees1/index.html It's a site called Trees are Terrific Travels with Pierre and it's loaded with info about trees."

ARK Teacher's Bookmarks

Avon District School Board Maitland

Avon Maitland District School Board, Grade 2 Science Links

Barbara Bush Elementary - Science Links

bn23
"Travel with Pierre as you learn all about how trees are important to us."

BN23.com

Bob's Place of Educational Links - Interactive Learning

Bright Hub Education - "Starting Your Trees and Seasons Unit"

Bright Hub Education - "Summer Lesson Plan: All About a Tree in Summer"

Brown School - Online Games Links

Caithness Community Web Site - Links - Education Resources - Trees

calacademy.org
"Pierre the acorn guides children through the world of trees in both English and Spanish versions."

California Academy of Library Sciences
"Trees are amazing living creatures. Animals live in them, they have many parts, and they help make it possible for people to breathe by providing oxygen! Follow Pierre the acorn as he tells you all about trees at this fun web site."

Canku Ota Newsletter
"It is a rather long presentation for young children under five years old. Suggestion: Bookmark and Show portions of it in different activities. For example: Show the pages that deal with the shapes of trees before the craft presentation."

Canku Ota: An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America (Links)
"It is a rather long presentation for young children under five years old. Suggestion: Bookmark and Show portions of it in different activities. For example: Show the pages that deal with the shapes of trees before the craft presentation."

Catalunya Departament d'Educació

Center School District - Educational Technology - Kid Friendly Resources - Science - Plants & Trees

Chicago Public Schools - TJones Links

Christina School District - Kindergarten Links
"Cute site with fun facts and little quizzes to challenge their knowledge."

Clarence Milton Elementary School - Research Resources

Classroom (blog) - "English and Spanish to Read and Speak"

Community Consolidated School District 146 - 1st Grade Links

Coweta County Schools - Links

Cumberland County AVA Center - Websites on Plants and Gardening (Links)

Curriki - Expository Writing Lesson Plan

Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites

Dahlgren School - Student Links - Grade 2 - Science - Environment

Danville Schools - Science Links

Digital Library for Earth System Education

Digital Library for Earth System Education
"This page, from the University of Illinois Extension, has an animated cartoon designed to help young children (5-8 years of age) gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their every day lives and develop an interest in learning more about trees. It is intended for adults to work with children to explore the wonders of trees. It meets several of the Illinois statewide learning goals for second"

Digital Library for Earth System Education
"This page, from the University of Illinois Extension, has an animated cartoon designed to help young children (5-8 years of age) gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their every day lives and develop an interest in learning more about trees. It is intended for adults to work with children to explore the wonders of trees. It meets several of the Illinois statewide learning goals for second ..."

District School Board of Collier County, FL

Eagle View Elementary - Student Links - Science

Earth's Kids - Earth Day Educational Links

Edselect
"Trees Are Terrific...Travels with Pierre, is designed to help young children (5–8 years of age) gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their every day lives and develop an interest in learning more about trees."

Edu365, Canada

Education World - Early Childhood Newsletter Archives - Early Childhood Newsletter - On the Web

Education World - Technology - Sites to See - Earthday - Also Worth A Look

Education World: Early Childhood Education Newsletter (Tree Links)

English Blog. CEIP Carles Tercer, Sant Carles de la Ràpita. (Tree Links)

English Language Links for Students (Dutch)

Etta Gero School - Useful Links - Science

Explore the Possibilities Blog - Links

Farming Ham Public Schools ( Framingham, MA)

First School
"Trees are Terrific ...Travels with Pierre is a wonderful presentation for young children to learn about trees."

First School Preschool Activities and Crafts

First School Preschool Activities and Crafts

First-School Preschool Activities and Crafts - Links

First-School.ws

First-School: Preschool Activities and Crafts

Forest, Woodlands and Trees Educational Links for Preschool and Elementary

Fun for Kids, Michigan State University Extension, Genese County, MI

Governor Mifflin Elementary Schools - Elementary - Courtyard and Ponds

Governor Mifflin Elementary Schools - Science Sites

Green Schools: An Illinois EPA & WMRC Project (LINKS)

Greeneville City Schools Curriculum Map

Greening Schools
"Trees Are Terrific...Travels with Pierre, is designed to help young children (5–8 years of age) gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their every day lives and develop an interest in learning more about trees. It is intended for adults to work with children to explore the wonders of trees. It offers a graphics only version, teacher's guide, audio enhanced version (needs Flash), and a Spanish version in graphics only or audion enhanced version."

Greening Schools - Resources

Greening Schools - Resources - School Projects
"Trees Are Terrific...Travels with Pierre, is designed to help young children (5–8 years of age) gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their every day lives and develop an interest in learning more about trees. It is intended for adults to work with children to explore the wonders of trees. It offers a graphics only version, teacher's guide, audio enhanced version (needs Flash), and a Spanish version in graphics only or audio enhanced version."

Greening Schools (A project by the Illinois EPA and WMRC)
"Trees Are Terrific...Travels with Pierre, is designed to help young children (58 years of age) gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their every day lives and develop an interest in learning more about trees. It is intended for adults to work with children to explore the wonders of trees. It offers a graphics only version, teacher's guide, audio enhanced version (needs Flash), and a Spanish version in graphics only or audion enhanced version."

Hebrew Educational Links

High Country Resource Conservation and Development Council - Website Links for Urban Forestry

Highland Council Education Service

Hoover City Schools - Technology Links K-5 - Earth Day
"Learn about Tees from Pierre at this interactive site."

http://www.hinuch.co.il/

Hybla Vallet Elementary School - Resources - Science Links

Indialantic Elementary School - Science Resources

James W. Riley Elementary School (Arlington Heights, IL)
"learn about how important trees are to all of us."

Janesville Shade Tree Advisory Committee - Sites for Kids

Jefferson County Schools

Jefferson Elementary School - Websites About Trees

Jennings School District (Jennings, MO)
"Early elementary students will learn all about the parts, functions, and requirements of trees in this online, interactive learning adventure. A Teacher's Guide is also included, along with further activities to extend the learning opportunity and to apply the new knowledge to Arbor Day or Earth Day practices."

Johnston Community School District Elementary - Links

JohnThurlow.com - Children's Sites - Science

Kids and Teens Open Directory Project - Preschool/Plants

Kids' Gardening Bibliography
"Learn about trees from Pierre the acorn."

kids.net.au
"Travel with Pierre as you learn all about how trees are important to us."

King of Fall Technology - Student Links - Plants

Knollwood School - Sites We Visit - First Grade

Knowlton Township Elementary - Second Grade - Sites

Larry Ferlazzo (teacher website) - YOSEMITE & NATURE LINKS

Lexington School District One - September Monthly Highlights (Links)

Lincoln Grade One - Grade 1 Sites

Link to Learning
"Travel with Pierre as you learn all about how trees are important to us"

Links voor leerlingen (Netherlands)

LinkToLearning.com

M.O.R.E. - Michigan Online Resources for Educators (Links), Michigan Department of Education

M.S.D. of Mt. Vernon (Mt. Vernon, IN)

Marion Local Schools - Educational Websites - Grades K-4

Marion Local Schools - Fourth Grade Web Links

Maroun Elementary School > Teacher Pages > Science Links

Maroun Elementary School > Teacher Pages > SCIENCE WEBSITE LINKS

Melrose Public Schools - Science/Tree Links

Miss Middendorf's Fifth Grade Class Online Heritage Elementary - Science Links

Miss Sally & Mr. Jack's Class - Monthly Links - Gardening Links - The Story of Pierre the Acorn

Morrisville Year-Round Elementary School - Third Grade - More Subjects - Science - Plants

Mr. B's Forestry Web - For Kids

Mr. B's Forestry Web - For Teachers: Lesson Plans & Activities (Links)

Mrs. Docherty's Class - Educational Links

Mrs. Jones' Room (Links)

Mrs. Kanterman's First Grade Class - Links

Ms. Austin's Plant Palooza - "Online Plant Literature"

MSD of Mount Vernon - Plant Links

Muslim Homeschool Resources - Iklas Homeschool - Plants - Trees

Nancy Larson Science 1 Student Links

Native Tree Society - Index Children's Activities (Archive Links)

Network Public Schools - Technology - Kindergarten - Unit Themes - Plants

Newton Public Schools - First Grade - Unit Theme

Newton Public Schools - Northridge Elementary School - Kindergarten Page - Kindergarten Skills

Oak Street Elementary School - Smartboard Sites - Science Interative Sites
"Movie and tutorial on trees - Primary Level"

Paradise Elementary School - Science Links

Pattonville (MO) School District
"This visual learning experience on trees cover such things as simple classification, leaf tracing, seasons, uses for trees, trees as a habitat, and conservation. The text is read to the students. Bring headphones! Some information may be above grade level. An engaging webquest about the habitat and animals in the water including tide pool animals and ocean animals. This activity could be done with an older buddy or guided by the teacher. Focus on whether findings in the rainforests are plants, animals, or insects as you hypothesize what would happen if the rainforests were cut down."

Pedigo Net: Learning Material and Resource Center - Eco Friendly Links

PortalPortal - 2nd Grade Science Links

Pow-Pak 4th Grade Links

Pratt's Educational Resources - Tree Theme - Tree Links

Project of NAAEE

Queen Anne's County Public Schools - K-5 Lessons - Book 1 - Trees - Trees Are Terrific Lesson Plan

Quia - Earth Day Sites

Raymond Grade School - Mrs. Cherry's 4th Grade - Science - Life Science

Read Write Think
"This animated guide, created by the University of Illinois, is designed to help young children gain an appreciation of trees, use observation skills, and develop an interest in learning more about trees. It is intended for adults to work with children to explore the wonders of trees. Visitors can choose from audio-enhanced or graphics- only versions of the guide. A Spanish translation is available."

Richmond Hill Public Library - Science (Grade 3) - Growth & Changes in Plants

Rolling River School Division - Resources and Projects - 3rd Grade - Science

Rothschild Learning Services

Ruth Clark Elementary - Computer Lab - Kindergarden and First Grade - Science - Plants

Sagebrush Elementary School (Aurora, CO)

Science Net Links - Lessons - Looks at Those Leaves
"The website contains a lot of information on trees. However, this lesson will focus just on leaves, which are discussed in pages 1-14 of the online book. Your students can learn more about leaves and trees with Pierre using either the graphics only or audio enhanced version of this site. Have students navigate through pages 1-9 of the online book, stopping along the way to look at the leaves they collected. For example, when Pierre talks about narrow, wide, smooth, and jagged, have students look at their leaves with those characteristics in mind. With this kind of examination, students will learn about veins and blades, or the difference between a simple and a compound leaf. Once students start talking about the idea of seasons, they can go back to Trees are Terrific…Travels with Pierre and read through the pages about leaves changing during the seasons (starting on page 10, "Trees look different at different times..."). As they read through these pages, have them click on the tree to see the leaves change."

Science Net Links - Lessons - Looks at Those Leaves - Development
"The website contains a lot of information on trees. However, this lesson will focus just on leaves, which are discussed in pages 1-14 of the online book. Your students can learn more about leaves and trees with Pierre using either the graphics only or audio enhanced version of this site. Have students navigate through pages 1-9 of the online book, stopping along the way to look at the leaves they collected. For example, when Pierre talks about narrow, wide, smooth, and jagged, have students look at their leaves with those characteristics in mind. With this kind of examination, students will learn about veins and blades, or the difference between a simple and a compound leaf."

Science NetLinks MarcoPolo Education Foundation

Science Spot

sciencenetlinks.com
"Now that students have had some hands-on opportunities to examine leaves, it is a good time to introduce them to the site, Trees are Terrific… Travels with Pierre. Note: The website contains a lot of information on trees. However, this lesson will focus just on leaves, which are discussed in pages 1-14 of the online book. Your students can learn more about leaves and trees with Pierre using either the graphics only or audio enhanced version of this site. Have students navigate through pages 1-9 of the online book, stopping along the way to look at the leaves they collected. For example, when Pierre talks about narrow, wide, smooth, and jagged, have students look at their leaves with those characteristics in mind. With this kind of examination, students will learn about veins and blades, or the difference between a simple and a compound leaf. The crayon leaf rubbing activity outlined on this site is another fun way for students to see some of the details of leaves. You can also facilitate student thinking about the various ways in which they can group the leaves. You could use masking tape to make a grid on a tabletop, and put the contact paper leaves in a basket on the table. Encourage students to sort and classify according to the attributes they see. You can help them see that like leaves belong to the same kind of tree. This is just one way of grouping. Using the grid can also lead to some simple graphing."

Scud Home Page

Shaker Regional School District
"The seasons are changing as we speak. Let's explore some fun facts on trees so we can become tree experts. Click on this link to soar into a world where colors are vibrant and change is constant. Have a blast."

Shawnee Mission School District
"a lively acorn - gives kids the low down on trees and why we need them. Young children, 5-8 years old (K-2) learn the parts of a tree, all about leaves and how trees change during the different seasons. It is a wonderful way for young students to learn about trees. (Also available in Spanish...)"

Sheffield Elementary, Dallas, TX

Sheffield Primary Library - Holidays/Celebrations - April - Arbor Day

Shire of Mundaring Library Service - Links

South Washington County Schools - Pages - Student Links - Science

Spartacus Educational
"Schools Online is a web site packed full of imaginative curricula and teaching ideas from the professionals at University of Illinois Extension. The site is constantly growing with new sites added regularly with the newest being Trees Are Terrific for 5 to 8 year olds. It teaches children the basics of trees and their importance to our lives."

St. Amant Primary School - Mrs. Caros Class - Earth Day Resources

Study Sphere - Sciences - Life Sciences - Plant Life - Botany, Just For Kids

The College of New Jersey - Electronic Portfolio - Lucy Wassef - Tree Unit
"As part of this unit, students took a virtual tour of a tree. This interactive website was used to reinforce the parts of a tree and what each part of the tree does. It was also used to introduce other concepts about trees; changing leaves, seasons, shapes, etc. Because there is only one computer with Internet access in the classroom, students gathered around the computer on the floor while I clicked the next button. Pierre is the character that talks to the students. Through questions and discussions, students were able to participate in this portion of the lesson instead of just observing a website."

The Greater South Tier BOCES - Lessons in Science
"Young children, 5-8 (K-2) learn the parts of a tree, all about leaves and how trees change during the different seasons."

The Learning Space Online Teacher Network

The Linx Directory - Kids and Teens : Pre-School : Plants : Trees

The Native Tree Society - Children's Activities
"Trees Are Terrific...Travels with Pierre, is designed to help young children (5-8 years of age) gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their every day lives and develop an interest in learning more about trees. It is intended for adults to work with children to explore the wonders of trees."

The Potted Learning Pages (UK)

The Science Spot - Kid Zone

The Westminster Schools - 3rd Grade Science Links

Tigard-Tualatin School District - 3rd Grade Links

UNC School of Education - Lesson Plans - Plants and Trees - Websites

Univ of Nebraska Cooperative Extension

University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension

University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension in Dixon County
"Tree Educational Site"

University of Nebraska Dixon County Extension

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education - Resources on the Web

University of Sioux Falls - Faculty - Arlys Peterson - Life Science - Plants - Plant Alphabet

University of Sioux Falls - Faculty - Arlys Peterson - Smart Technology Sites - Science

University of Sioux Falls - K-8 Science Sites

University of Sioux Falls - K-8 Science Sites - Animated Lessons

Utah Education Network (links)

Virtual Science Demonstrations

Visalia Unified School District - Exploring Parks with Ranger Dockett (links)

Walter L. Parsley Elementary School - Plant Links
"Perfect for early elementary students for learning about the parts, functions, and requirements of trees. A Teacher's Guide is available."

Wauankee CSD - Prairie Elementary - Student Bookmarks - Second Grade Links

Webquest, Manchester College, UK
"Go to Pierre's website to watch a video about trees. The Recorder should write the answers down in the "Clue Log" when your group finds them."

Western Quebec School Board - Primary Interactive Learning Links

Western Quebec School Board - Staff Development - Interactive White Boards - Kindergarten - Science

White Lake School District - Elementary Computers - 1st Grade - Having Fun on the Internet

White Lake School District (White Lake, SD) - Links

William B. Cruise Memorial School - Useful Links - Science

Windham School - Teachers - D. Morton - Trees

Winnipeg School Division - Early Years (Links)

 

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