Trees: Lesson resources

Lesson resources

This guide contains all of the essential documents you will need to conduct our Trees investigation.

Scroll down for the how-to film, lesson plan, lesson resources and student resources. Don't forget, in addition, we have also prepared a handy classroom presentation you can use in class and other further resources to help you to deliver the investigation. Links to these can be found in the 'Where next?' section below.

Don't forget to compare your results with those from classes all over the UK using our interactive map. Enjoy!

How to do the Trees Investigation

This short film contains a step-by-step guide to completing the Trees Investigation.

How to do the Trees investigation

Lesson plan

This is a quick-start two page lesson plan with an overview of activities, resources and timings. See the teacher resource for additional detail.

Download the Trees lesson plan

Teacher resource

This is the full teacher resource with detailed information on how to complete the investigation, including background information, starter activity and investigation instructions.

Download the Trees teacher resource

Student Resources

Includes the student tree recording sheet, carbon calculators, starter activity worksheets and carbon cycle activity sheet.

Download the Student Resources

Additional resources

A collection of additional supporting resources to help you deliver the Trees investigation.

Download the additional resources

Use this additional carbon cycle activity to help your children understand the importance of carbon in the environment.

Download the carbon cycle activity

Trees Investigation - Classroom presentation