Book of State Trees Nature Study Handbook
Botany is the science of plants, flowers, and trees. Botany is a branch of biology, one of the living sciences. A scientist, or plant scientist, who specializes in the field of botany, is called a botanist.
Humans began studying plants as far back as Adam and Eve. It was necessary to identify which trees could be used for shade, building houses, canoes, furniture, etc. Today, botanists study approximately 410,000 species of plants!
This workbook will include science, geography, history, language arts, and creative arts all in one! If you are using the book for school, work on one page a day, or as many as you want to fit into your curriculum. The vocabulary words are located at the beginning so you will understand the terms when you research each state tree.
This is a workbook purposed to develop research skills. Think of all the different ways to research the tree species. Use a dictionary in book form to look up and learn the vocabulary words. Have your parent help with any searches on the Internet or schedule a library day to research the information. Choose your favorite reading spot, such as a beanbag chair, comfy desk, or under your favorite oak tree. Be sure to have colored pencils, pens, or markers ready to doodle and practice your art skills!
This series of workbooks from Thinking Tree combines nature study and state studies with a focus on the various state birds, flowers, and trees. Each book features two pages per state plus vocabulary pages. While the first page is primarily a nature study (i.e. botanical name, describe habitat, etc.), the second page is more general. These pages include state-specific questions (ratification dates, capital cities) and a creative writing assignment (poem, short story, or unique state tidbit).