Whistlepunks and Sliverpickers
1 VHS videocassette 30 minutes, 1 teachers guide. Note: This video is included with the Wood science kit.
Examines logging in Oregon forests, sawmills and the replanting process. Excellent overview of the men and women working in forestry jobs. Includes definition of terms.
Related study of trees:
Hands On Science Library: Wood
Collection of seven hardcover books.
Titles: From Tree to Table, Bruno the Carpenter, Tool Book, Be a Friend to Trees, Mighty Tree, Eyewitness:Tree, A Tree is Growing.
A First Look at Trees
1 VHS videocassette, 16 minutes + teacher's guide
Trees are the largest, tallest, and oldest of all living things. This introductory program describes the parts and processes all trees have in common and explains why trees are such an important part of our lives.
Holidays for Children: Arbor Day
1 VHS videocassette 25 minutes
Illustrates the need for maintaining natural resources. Relates the legend of Johnny Appleseed and the story of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day.
I'm not an Alien! Exploring the Diversity of Today's Forest
1 VHS videocassette 23 minutes
Explores forests through the dreams of three kids after they encounter a mysterious man in the woods.Looks at forestry practices, the growth of trees and other plants, and the forest ecosystem.
Reading Rainbow: Once there was a Tree
1 VHS videocassette 30 minutes, 4 hardback books, 1 teachers guide
Explores the relationship among all living things and our dependence on trees for food, shelter and air. Book titles: Once There Was A Tree; Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf; Tree in the Wood; Tremendous Tree Book.
Reading Rainbow: Paul Bunyan
1 VHS videocassette 30 minutes, 4 hardback books, 1 teachers guide.
Narrated by Buddy Ebsen, the incredible feats of America's best loved tall tale hero are recounted. Illustrated by Steven Kellogg. LeVar joins Smokey Bear for a trip to Maine, birth place of the Paul Bunyan legend. A visit to a reforestation area demonstrates the importance of conservation. Book titles: Paul Bunyan; Whale in the Sky; Legend of the Bluebonnet; Star-Spangled Banner.
A Tree Through the Seasons
1 cassette, 30 paperback books, 6 dittos, 1 teachers guide.
Follows a year in the life of an apple tree. Explores the tree's place in the environment and introduces the concept of photosynthesis. Includes a read-along cassette.
Trees: Nature's Coolers
1 VHS videocassette 15 minutes
Trees are really cool! It's fun climbing, swinging, or hiding behind trees. For children, trees provide a place of adventure and independence. But trees are more than nature's place to play; they are our breathing partners and natural air conditioners. If we removed too many trees, we might find ourselves a bit hot and slightly breathless.
Broadleaf Trees Group I
8 study prints
Titles: Red Oak; Mountain Ash; Quaking Aspen; Ohio Buckeye; Flowering Dogwood; American Elm; Sugar Maple; Weeping Willow.
12 study prints
Titles: Winter; Spring; Summer; Autumn; The Forest Edge; The Canopy; The Understory; The Shrub Layer; The Forest Floor; Tree Bark; Scavengers; Decomposers.
17 study prints, 1 paperback book.
Examines trees, forests and animal habitats. Discusses trees and history.
Related Study of Shelters and Houses:
Let's Build a House
1 VHS videocassette 26 minutes
Introduction to the basics of how to build a house: from architect to electrician.
Watch 'em Work: Kidstruction
1 VHS videocassette 25 minutes
Shows a variety of machinery used in the world of construction: bulldozers, steamrollers, wheel loaders, dump trucks, etc.
1 VHS videocassette, 10 minutes
Clever animation and live action explain the form and function of shelter, show how homes are constructed from tree to finished product and illustrate the importance of shelter to safety, solitude, family, and happiness. As the comical aliens continue their analysis of human shelters, young viewers also learn about the materials that go into the construction of shelters and watch as an architect's plan is transformed by several types of skilled laborers into a habitable shelter or home.
Everybody needs shelter
1 VHS videocassette, 14 minutes + teacher's guide
Through live action, pictures and animation, students learn important concepts about human shelter.