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Activity - What is this tree? Level 3

Ngā Whāinga Paetae: Te Weu

3.2 Make broad scientific classifications of some organisms. Te Marautanga o Aotearoa: (p.100) Te Ao Tūroa, Te Rauropi 2 

Learning Outcome

I will be able to:

  • describe the shapes of different leaves and their arrangement on the stem
  • use a key to identify the leaves from different trees

Ngā Paearu Angitu

  • I can describe the shapes of different leaves and their arrangement on the stem. ☺
  • I can observe leaves from different trees and find out their names using a key. ☺

What is this tree?

What trees do these leaves come from? All photographs of leaves are actual size.

DOC 1

[[Link to printable photographs of actual size leaves from 15 different trees - each leaf is numbered.] 

What trees do the above leaves come from? Print life size photos of these leaves, then use a ruler and the identification key below to find out the names of the trees.

[[Link to dichotomous identification key with Yes/ No questions to identify leaves from Raurekau, Tanekaha and Hīnau and distinguish these trees from other similar trees. See Excel spreadsheet for layout of questions.]

Teachers' Notes 8

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