Lesson

Tree Identification with Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe

Lesson Overview

In Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe, Cricket finds her father’s book about living off the land. In the book, he made notes about when he would teach Cricket certain skills. When Cricket was 10, he taught her how to identify trees. Students can use the book as a starting point for learning how to identify trees in their area.

Duration
2-3 hours
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

What characteristics help us to identify trees? What details and observations are necessary for proper tree identification?  

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6

Science

Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Hackl
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Lesson Created By: SamanthaBell, Jo Hackl