Materials List: Engineers Speak for the Trees

Each group needs:

  • white copy paper, for drawing and calculating
  • crayons, markers and/or colored pencils
  • (optional) Re-Building the Forest Worksheet (A) or (B), one per student

For the entire class to share:

  • The Lorax by Dr. Seuss (book)
  • (optional,) The Lorax (video; available at most public libraries; runs 25 minutes; play either in lieu of reading the book aloud to the class, or while students are doing the drawing portion of the activity)
  • large piece of felt (6 x 4 feet [1.8 x 1.2 m]; if possible, sew together one piece of blue and one piece of green to create a blank background scene)
  • Velcro, the self-adhesive hook side, to stick drawings to the felt board (2-3 cm per student)
  • (optional) additional Dr. Seuss books, as inspiration for drawings