Friday, 12 October 2018

Why do forests get destroyed?

This week we have continued to explore reasons for why a forest might be cut down. We visited the Immersion Room to experience different forests around the world and wonder at their beauty and the animals that live there.

We then looked at what happens when a forest is destroyed. We saw images that showed the process from one or two trees being cut down to entire forests that had disappeared. We felt very passionate about the images we saw and decided to share our feelings by delivering short speeches to the class.

Finally we looked at images that showed reasons for why a forest might be destroyed. Some images showed things that are made from wood and others showed what else the land might be used for, such as building new housing or extending an airport. 

In Science we have been investigating trees! Today the alien had a new question for us. Do tall trees have fatter trunks than short trees? We decided to find out! We went outside and looked up to see which trees were tallest and which were shortest. We then measured the circumference of the trunks with a measuring tape and discussed our findings.

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