Internet Hunts
Puzzles & Projects
Wetlands Study Unit
Plants & People
Problem/Project Based Learning
Water & Watershed Study Unit
Bluebirds Project

Fields, Meadows, and Hedgerows Study Unit

Trees, Bushes and Plants

First - complete Leaf it to Me - Tree Facts Internet Scavenger Hunt

Learn to identify each of these species




Red Cedar

Black Locust

Black Walnut



White Pine

Sugar Maple

Black Cherry

New England Aster


Staghorn Sumac

White Ash

Queen Anne's Lace


Common Trees of Pa

Aspen Apple


Black-Eyed Susan
Identifying PA. Trees Mulberry Hackberry A meadow wildflower common to your region
Field Ecology: Successful Seeds Sassafras   Common Burdock - invasive nonnative
Explore Plants and People     Switchgrass - Panicum virgatum L.
  Bottoms Up grasses growth

Gather the facts and answer the questions.

right arrow What is a deciduous tree? What is a conifer?

Trees can play an important role in conserving energy in and around buildings. Explain

right arrow Select a coniferous tree, a deciduous tree and a plant listed above.

How do each of them benefit wildlife?

How do each of these species impact the ecosystem?

right arrow How do each of the trees and plants found in fields, meadow and fencerows benefit people?

Select 5 species listed above. Describe how people have used them.
Plants & People
is a helpful resource.

right arrow What is your state tree?

Would it be a good candidate to plant at your school?

Which of these trees would be a good one to plant on your school's property? Explain.


right arrow How do invasive and non native plants impact native trees and plants in an ecosystem?

right arrow How do organisms like caterpillars, ash borers or white tailed deer impact the trees in their habitat?

right arrow Identify one locally growing plant that causes an unpleasant reaction to people who contact it. These plants/trees are often described as poisonous. Make an info pamphlet about it. Show a picture. Explain how to identify it. What first aid actions should be taken if you contact it?

right arrow Biodiversity Exploration Investigation

question mark Keep it or Cut it? Look around your community for a grassy area, field, meadow or fencerow.

You decide. Save it? Pave it? Why?

Wild Plant Program | Planting the seed | Meadow Ecology plants

map of trees Tree Inventory and Mapping project


Fields, Meadows, and Fencerows: Habitat / Mammals / Birds / Insect - Butterflies & Moths / Trees & Plants - Milkweed

Ecology Vocabulary Exercise | Food Web Relationships | Screech Owls | Digital Science Journal | Conclusion

Add 4 Stanzas to a Poem | Make a Crossword Puzzle - Vocabulary Challenge | Birds online puzzle | Birds Facts Table | Life Cycles

EcoCommunity Status in your state | Fields, Meadows & fencerows Photos 1 & Photos 2 | Fields, Meadows and Fencerows eGame

Citizen Scientist - Collect some data | Collecting data Activity doc. / pdf | Mammal Morphology compare

Wildflowers info | Milkweeds & Monarch Butterfly Mania | Maple trees, Syrup and Sugarbush Math

Water & Watershed Studies | Plants and People | Nature | Habitat Garden | Bluebirds Project | Outside - In Showcase Project

PA HS Envirothon | Environmental Inquiry


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Updated 12/2008 by Cynthia J. O'Hora
©2000 Cynthia J. O'Hora This project may be printed for use in a nonprofit setting.

tree icon Save a tree - use a Digital Answering format - Highlight the text of the title, directions and questions. Copy the text. Paste it in a word processing document. Save the document in your folder. Enter your name and the date at the top of the document. Answer on the word processing document in an easily read, contrasting color or font. (No yellow, avoid artistic fonts like: Symbols, broad font, blackmoor, & dear font fonts). Save frequently as you work. Submit your digital answer sheet via email or drop box. Make Your Own Printed answer sheet

The goal of this web project is to inform people through research while employing higher order thinking skills. This study unit encourages the use of free Internet information resources. Activities develop writing, information literacy, technology and mathematics skills. The resources posted here may be freely adapted or modified to meet each student's unique skills or interests.