Activity 2.2
Trees are a solution – what do you think?

Trees and woodlands offer many advantages for nature and for people in reducing/mitigating the effects of climate change. This activity explores what the children already know and think about the importance of trees and woodland in our world, and how they can help us.

There are no right answers – it’s up to them!

Learners will have/be able to:

  • Use prior knowledge to weigh up the importance of trees to them
  • Contribute to a group discussion by articulating some ideas, and joining with others to reach a decision


  • Outdoor or indoor space
    Surface to lay out cards
  • 2.2A Statement cards
    1 set of 9 per group of 3-4 students
  • A slice of a log (optional)
    Or nearby stump
  • 2.1A Activity script
    As a prompt for leader/helpers
  • Magnifiers (optional)
    each – to look at pores/stomata

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