A New Year for Trees: Digital Resources for Earth and Environmental Science

Published: 
January 04, 2016

Source: DigitalJLearning Network

 

The Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shvat begins this year on Sunday evening, January 24, 2016. Tu B’Sevat, the New Year for Trees, marks the beginning of spring in Israel, when the winter rains start to subside and tree blossoms begin to bud. As the Jewish holiday most closely connected to the environment and natural world, Tu B’Shvat provides a yearly opportunity for teachers to include earth and environmental science in their curriculum. We’ve collected engaging and educational websites and apps that can find a place in both Judaic Studies and also enhance earth and environmental sciences curriculum.

Among the resources are:

• “Build a Tree” Dendrochronology Activity

• Tree Cookies Learning and Game

• World’s Most Beautiful Trees Photography

• Tree Videos from Veritasium

• EarthObserver

Jacob Richman has updated his Tu B'Shevat online resource page, which contains:

• Links to Information Sites and Lesson Plans

• English / Hebrew Tu B'Shvat Vocabulary

• English / Hebrew Fruit and Nut Vocabulary

• Multilingual Tu B'Shvat Sites

• Colorful Clipart

• The Tu B'Shvat Photo Gallery

• Recipes

• Youtube Videos about Tu B'Shvat

• Tu B'Shvat Songs

• Tu B'Shvat Multi-Lingual Word Search

• The Tu B'Shvat Trivia Quiz

Updated: Jan. 10, 2016
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