Re: Need ideas
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Mon, 20 Mar 1995 15:20:04 EST
I used to used a 'match up game' for tree identification,
but you may not have time to gahter the materials.
For each tree I would have a 'seed', 'leaf', bark and wood,
all in seperate plastic lunch bags. Mixed them up in a
box, and see how many can match the correct seed-leaf-bark-wood.
I used simple woods like pine, fir, maple, oak and birch.
Plus I had samples from less common, like walnut and butternut,
and cedar. It all depends on waht you can find NOW. Leaves
in the north are not that easy to find NOW. But maybe you
could use pictures from a guide book?
I also made and answer key, with the correct matches, and
gave each group a copy, once they had tried to match all
the various types. It takes a little time and some resources
to set up the samples, but the kids seem to TRY to solve
still scouting since BP was only a boy :)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City