Tree Investigations

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In this activities, learners head outside and investigate trees through bark rubbings. Learners will need paper, a pencil, and some unwrapped crayons to create them. This activity is great for younger and older learners alike thanks to additional extensions and discussion question that are included in the step by step guide. While this activity is safe, all learners should be contentious when exploring outdoors.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Crayons


  • Life Sciences
    • Ecology

Informal Categories

  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection

  • Life and Science at Home


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