fbpx

Cart

Topic – Natural Structures

How to share this Lesson/Activity with your Google Classroom:

  1. To share this lesson/activity with Google Classroom, click "Continue with Google" to get started.
  2. After logging in, click "Add to Google Classroom" to assign this lesson/activity to your students.

Read the Following Selection

Read the following selection, or click on the play button below to listen aloud.

Natural Structures

You can find many structures in nature.
Look at the two examples below.

Trees

A tree is a structure. A tree holds a load, has size and shape, and has a purpose.

It is easy to see that every tree has a size and shape. What load does a tree hold? A tree has to hold up the weight of its trunk, branches, and leaves. If a tree cannot hold up this load, it will fall over.

What is the purpose of a tree? A tree makes seeds so other trees just like it can grow.

Beehives

Bees make a home called a beehive. Thousands of bees can live in one beehive. Bees make honey, and they store the honey inside the beehive.

A beehive is a structure. A beehive has size and shape. The load that a beehive holds includes the bees and the honey. The purpose of a beehive is to give the bees a home, a place to store food, and a place to keep their
eggs safe.


Now, show what you know!

Complete some questions about the reading selection by clicking “Begin Questions” below.