This nature-based activity is a true and false game. Ask your child these questions:
The Monarch butterfly must have the milkweed plant to survive
Answer: True. It migrates north and south following the appearance of the milkweed plant.
Flies live in every country of the world
The ladybug is a pest
Answer: False. It is a friend and eats troublesome insects.
The firefly flashes its light so it can see where it is going
Answer: False. The light is used to attract a mate.
Earthworms have five hearts
Answer: True. If cut into pieces, each piece will still live.
Medicine can be made from trees
Answer: True. Many trees provide products that can be medicinal.
All trees have leaves
Answer: False Some trees have needles.
Trees give off carbon dioxide, which pollutes the air
Answer: False. Trees and all other green plants take in carbon dioxide and give off oxygen which we breathe.
The world’s tallest tree is a coast redwood in California
Answer: True. There is a coast redwood tree in California that is 360 feet tall.
Insects can be found in every part of the world except the North and South Poles
Answer: False. Insects can be found in the Arctic and Antarctic in the warmer months, although it is true they are not common in the oceans.