This package encourages students to do book research as well as scientific investigations. They are challenged to observe the structure of both deciduous leaves, and cones and pine needles. They are challenged to think about how the food chain effects animals in a card activity where they connect the bald eagle to the trout and the tree (this can be extended into how pollution effects the environment - - the animals AND us). An activity is included to think about how animals adapt to their environments, having them chart out animals' color, camouflage, body parts, and movements. A card game is included at the very end that challenges students to practice their knowledge of the food chain, involving producers, consumers, and decomposers. It is intended for the students to play like war or rock, paper, scissors. They get a little bit of practice in Geography by researching the forests of the world, and coloring in the zones. This product also extends into Math and Language Arts. In Math there are extensions in fractions with BOTH black line and color masters (because it involves fractions with the leaf colors). There are also forest animal fractions and forest animal bar graphs. Students can also skip count with the migrating geese, and skip count to help the rabbit escape the fox's snares. Students look for the long and short es in sentences about the forest. They can practice understanding letter formation in the word shapes activity, and practice spelling of forest words with the word scramble. In Reading and Language Arts, students are challenged to sort the herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores. They also practice identifying verbs and nouns while learning to compare and contrast coniferous and deciduous forests, and much more! It extends into art by having students do leave rubbings, and play with the lines of both the pine needles and deciduous leaves.