This week, the children learned about the layers of the forest, then they drew a forest habitat and added forest animals.
A tree’s upper branches are called the crown. The canopy is a horizontal layer of tree crowns making up the top layer of a forest.
The understory includes the shorter trees in the forest. Some are young trees, but others are trees that are just growing slowly because they don’t get much light filtering through the dense canopy.
The forest floor, beneath the understory, includes leaf litter, rocks, fallen logs, stumps, small plants, moss, mushrooms, and seedlings.
The subfloor includes everything underneath the ground, including soil, rocks, roots, and animal tunnels