Our Daily Wood

Have you ever stopped to think about how many things we use in a day that come from trees?

Many homes are made with timber frames, windows and floors. Most of the furniture we have in our homes contains wood, it’s all around us. Solid timber is not the only important thing that trees can provide. Different parts of trees and products that come from them can make so many wonderful, useful and amazing things used in our everyday life.

Explore the strange and surprising products that come from or contain ingredients from trees.  To access guiding questions and further learning loan Forest in a Box to utilise the Teacher Resource Document.

Learning Outcomes:

Students identify the different ways people use forest products in their daily life.


Curriculum Links:

Design and Technolgies – Year 3/4
Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies. (ACTDEK012)

HASS – Year 4
The importance of environments, including natural vegetation, to animals and people. (ACHASSK088)

The use and management of natural resources and waste, and the different views on how to do this sustainably. (ACHASSK090)


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