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What are trees and how do they help us?

Resource overview

KS 2
Introduce your pupils to what trees are and how they help us and other animals with this ‘Watch and learn’ video.

Topics covered

plant science, living things and their habitats

How to use this resource

  1. Play the ‘Watch and learn’ video with your class. 
  2. Pause at questions for pupils to discuss and feedback. 



We see trees around us every day, but how often do you stop and think about what’s going on inside a tree, or how they help us and other living things? Trees are vital to life on Earth, providing habitats and food for other species, taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. When you look closely at trees you will discover an amazing and beautiful variety of leaf shapes, bark patterns, seeds and flowers. 


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