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Here's a clever way to teach basic concepts of natural science and mapping right in your own backyard. Using simple supplies, kids can figure out what trees are around their home, then document their findings, charting the grounds and creating a lovely keepsake. It's a perfect project for introducing dendrology -- the study of trees -- to a budding naturalist.
The Skills It Builds: botany, observation, and mapping.
Originally published in the October 2014 issue of FamilyFun magazine.
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