Lesson Plan - Get It!
Why are the trees below changing colors? What types of trees are these?
Did you say the trees are changing colors because it is fall?
Great! Did you say that these trees are deciduous trees? Fantastic! Deciduous trees change colors in the fall and lose their leaves every year. They lose their leaves to prevent them from freezing and snapping the tree's branches.
Let's review everything you have learned so far about temperate deciduous forests:
North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia
- 30-60 inches of rain per year
- Cool, mild climate
- Four seasons
- Fall: Cool temperatures, trees change colors and lose their leaves, animals prepare for the winter
- Winter: Cold temperatures, trees have no leaves, only some animals are active during the winter
- Spring: Warm temperatures, rainy season, plants start to bloom, animals become active
- Summer: Mild temperatures, some rain, plants have bloomed, animals are active
- Deciduous trees are found here.
- Deciduous trees lose their leaves in the fall and bloom in the spring.
- Small plants die off during the fall and regrow during the spring.
- Mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and arachnids are found here.
- Some animals migrate to warmer places during the fall and winter.
- Some animals hibernate during the winter and wake up in the spring.
- Few animals are active during the winter months.
Fantastic! You reviewed everything you have learned about temperate deciduous forests. Did you remember all of this information? Great!
Tell a parent or teacher three important facts about deciduous forests. Once you have presented your three facts, move on to the next section to continue your review.