Nature Comparisons JOURNALING PROMPT

EVERGREEN COMPARISON

TIME YOU WILL NEED:

  • 10 Minutes

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Journal or Paper
  • Pencil  
  • Photos of two or more similar nature objects (two options have been provided - tree bark, evergreen leaves)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Look carefully at the two photographs below of two different evergreen leaves.   

  • What is alike about these two leaf types? 
  • What is different? 
  • How would you describe their surface textures? Use lots of good adjectives (describing words).
  • What do you think they would feel like if you could touch them? ​

BARK COMPARISON

INSTRUCTIONS:

Tree bark is visible all year round and a way to identify types of trees in the winter. Look carefully at the pictures of these two trees.    

  • What is alike about the bark on these two trees? 
  • What is different? 
  • How would you describe their surface texture? Use lots of good adjectives (describing words). 
  • What do you think they would feel like if you could touch them? ​
After comparing these two pictures, take a walk near where you live to look at tree bark. Does any of the bark you found look like these pictures?

DRAG THE ARROWS TO EITHER SIDE TO SEE EACH PHOTO!

Both photographs show leaves of evergreen plants. Unlike most trees and plants, evergreens keep their leaves all winter long. The leaves must last through cold, snow, and the very dry air of winter. What do you notice about the leaves that might be an adaptation to surviving winter conditions? Explain your answer. ​​

After comparing these two pictures, take a walk near where you live to look for evergreen trees. Do any look like the pictures?

DRAG THE ARROWS TO EITHER SIDE TO SEE EACH PHOTO!