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Links and Reviews for Secret Life of Trees

The following 51 sites have linked to our Secret Life of Trees website. Links to commercial products or enterprises do not constitute endorsement by University of Illinois Extension.

Arlington Public Schools
http://www2.asd.wednet.edu/pioneer/barnard/braingames/index.htm

Bella Online - Natural Living Site - Kids Area
http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/9489.asp

Brown School - Denise La Rose - Online Games - Science
http://www.dlarose.com/OnlineSites.html

Burntside Trails - For Kids
http://burntsidetrails.com/main.htm

Burntside Trials - For Kids
http://www.burntsidetrails.com/main.htm

Calagary Board of Education
http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b382/favorites/danchuk.htm

Community Resources for Science
http://www.crscience.org/pdf/bilingual_websites.pdf

Digital Library for Earth System Education - Resource - Exploring the Secret Life of Trees
http://www.dlese.org/suggest/comments.do?id=DLESE-000-000-003-590&view=p

Durkee Elementary
http://es.houstonisd.org/DurkeeES/Students/Plants.htm
"An interactive, animated website, describing the various "secrets of trees," including roots, the trunk, branches, and photosynthesis. Includes several learning activities and interesting, yet easy-to-understand, facts and ideas. There is also an extremely helpful "Teacher's Guide." In English and Spanish."

East Park Elementary - Science Links - Nature/Environment
http://www.danville.k12.il.us/Schools/EastParkElem/links_science.htm

eduPOP - Science Alive Systems
http://www.edupop.com.sg/sciencealive/es9j4u96a/
"Exploring the secret life of trees Flash tutorial about plant transport system."

Emtech.net
http://www.emtech.net/webquests.html

English Language - All Pages - Links for Students
http://engelsetaal.allepaginas.nl/

FirstGov for Kids
http://www.kids.gov/k_plants.htm
"Exploring the Secret Life of Trees is designed to students gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their everyday lives, and develop an interest in discovering more about trees."

Fremont Magnet Elementary - Fifth Grade Science Links - Systems of Living Things
http://schools.bcsd.com/fremont/5th_Sci_life.htm

Greening Schools
http://www.greeningschools.org/resources/view_resource.cfm?id=878
"Exploring the Secret Life of Trees is designed to help 3rd – 5th grade students gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their everyday lives, and develop an interest in discovering more about trees. It is intended for adults to work with children to explore the secret life of trees. This includes a Spanish version as well as an English version and a teacher's resource. Exploring the Secret Life of Trees requires Flash. Some of the information will challenge younger students while the animation may at first seem too young for older students."

Greening Schools (A project by the Illinois EPA and WMRC)
http://www.greeningschools.org/resources/view_cat_teacher.cfm?id=173
"Exploring the Secret Life of Trees is designed to help 3rd  5th grade students gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their everyday lives, and develop an interest in discovering more about trees. It is intended for adults to work with children to explore the secret life of trees. This includes a Spanish version as well as an English version and a teacher's resource. Exploring the Secret Life of Trees requires Flash. Some of the information will challenge younger students while the animation may at first seem too young for older students."

Halifax Regional School Board
http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/jhiggins/Forest%20Friends/internetres.htm
"Great site! Has a nice interactive video for students to learn about trees! Exploring the Secret Life of Trees is designed to help 3rd – 5th grade students gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their everyday lives, and develop an interest in discovering more about trees. It is intended for adults to work with children to explore the secret life of trees."

Halton District School Board - Ms. Benko - Third Grade - Science and Technology
http://chatt.hdsb.ca/~benkor/?OpenItemURL=S00E25D3E

I Keep Bookmarks
http://www.ikeepbookmarks.com/showall.asp?folder=441727

Indialantic Elementary School - Science Resources - Videos
http://indialantic.es.brevard.k12.fl.us/SciLinks.htm

Jackson Township - Kids Links
http://www.jacksontwppa.com/kidslinks.htm

James Madison - Reading/Language Arts Web Sites - The Secret Life of Trees
http://teachers.sheboygan.k12.wi.us/turben/Team2ReadingLanguageArtsSite.htm

Janesville Shade Tree Advisory Committee - Kids Stuff
http://www.jstac.org/KidStuff.html
"Exploring the Secret Life of Trees - A U of Ill. Ext. website (Audio)"

Kids' First Government
http://www.kids.gov/k_plants.htm
"Exploring the Secret Life of Trees is designed to students gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their everyday lives, and develop an interest in discovering more about trees."

Kids' Special Species Projects - Biology and Environmental Science
http://www.specialspecies.com/Tools and Resources/BioEnv.htm
"Great storybook style adventure for younger kids (English and Spanish)"

Kids.gov - Science (Educators)
http://www.kids.gov/educators/ed_science.shtml

Knowledge.com
http://directory.knowledge.com/kids_and_teens/school_time/science/living_things/plants_and_trees
"Tells what different parts do and why they are important to the health of the tree."

Learn NC - From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
http://www.learnnc.org/bestweb/secretlife

LEARN NC - Resources on the Web
http://www.learnnc.org/bestweb/search?start=121&count=20&phrase=environmental+science

Link to Learning
http://www.linktolearning.com/grade3science.htm

Links voor leerlingen (Netherlands)
http://www.basislink.nl/ll_engels.html

Marion Local Schools - Fourth Grade Web Links - Science
http://marionlocal.k12.oh.us/elem/Websites/themes/grade4/themes.htm

Mark Twain Elementary - Online Student Resources - Sciecne
http://rolla.k12.mo.us/schools/mark_twain_elementary/online_student_resources/subject_links/science/

Morehead City Primary School - 2nd Grade Websites
http://www.carteretcountyschools.org/MCP/Students/2nd_grade.htm

Oakland Unified School District - Student Websites - Science - Plants
http://www.ousdstudents.org/ousd_kids/science.html

Phoenix School District - K-2 Science - Living Environment - Plants
http://phoenix.ny.schoolwebpages.com/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=3396&PHPSESSID=b37628f582b0f3f803d33ff0b290a5dc

Quia
http://www.quia.com/pages/hh1.html
"cute movie that teachers about parts of a tree"

Rolla Public Schools - Mark Twain Elementary - Third Grade - Science
http://rolla.k12.mo.us/schools/mark_twain_elementary/online_student_resources/grade_level_links/third_grade_links/

School Library Journal
http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6324192.html

School Library Journal
http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/noclamp/CA6324135.html

Shaker Regional School District (Belmont, NH)
http://beselem.shaker.k12.nh.us/Science/trees.htm

Skewl Sites
http://www.skewlsites.com/lifesci.htm
"Come along on a guided tour called The Secret Life of Trees.An animated oak tree is your guide through this cleverly produced slide show that unlocks the mysteries of trees. "Exploring the Secret Life of Trees is designed to help 3rd to 5th grade students gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their everyday lives, and develop an interest in discovering more about trees. It is intended for adults to work with children to explore the secret life of trees”. As they ‘turn the pages’ through the slide show, students can listen to a lively voice that reads all the on-screen text. Since all the text is read aloud, students younger than grade 3 could also benefit from the site even if they’re early readers. Some interactive activities are provided along the way, as students learn about the parts of the tree, their functions, and how trees make food and grow. The Teacher’s Guides spell all the learning objectives out for you, and provides some fun offline activities for the classroom. These activities include tried and true favorites like bark rubbing, but suggest some newer ideas, as well, such as taking different sized cans and paper tubes to make a model of the layers of a tree. This learning tool is produced by the University of Illinois, and is a great hands on site for kids because, navigation is straight forward, it’s informative, interactive and there are no banner ads. Flash Player is required to use the site."

Southwest Elementary School - Links for Science - Nature/Environment
http://www.danville.k12.il.us/Schools/SWElem/links_science.htm

Teacher Help.org - Resources for Christian Teachers - Science and Handwriting
http://www.teacherhelp.org/lesson6.htm

Teacher Web
http://teacherweb.com/CA/aliso/room2/links4.stm

Toronto Public Library - Kids Space - Trees - Websites
http://kidsspace.torontopubliclibrary.ca/genCategory5577.html

University of Wisconsin Extension
http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/Oconto/4h/NaturalResources.html

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
http://academics.uww.edu/libmedia/756_03OurLib/500Dewey/580Dewey/582TreesLinks.html

Utah Education Network - Science - 4th Grade - Educational Links
http://www.uen.org/cc/uen/core/pub/displayCoreCourseLinks.action?ccId=3040&itemId=1217

Wyman Elementary - Science
http://rolla.k12.mo.us/schools/wyman_elementary/online_student_resources/subject_links/science/

 

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