TEKS Objectives


Texas Christmas tree farm tours address the following Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) test for Science K-5th:

Kindergarten - 112.11 (b) 1,7,9,10

  • Find ways to conserve and dispose of natural resources
  • Get examples of ways soil and water are useful
  • Identify parts of plants
  • Learn how young plants are like parent plants
  • Observe changes that are part of a life cycle of a plant

First Grade - 112.12(b) 2 ,7,9 (C),10 (A) (B)

  • Learn about relationships in the environment
  • Discover how organisms survive in the environment

Second Grade - 112.13 (b) 8(C), 9, 10 (B)

  • Explore the water cycle
  • Identify basic needs of plants
  • Learn how factors in the environment affect growth and how parts of
  • a plant help them meet their basic needs

Third Grade - 112.14(b)7(A), 9,10

  • Explore how soils are formed
  • Learn about ecosystems and the structures that help them survive
  • Discover how environmental changes affect plants

Fourth Grade - 112.15 (b) 7(A), 9, 10

  • Examine properties of soils
  • Discuss food webs
  • Explore plant adaptations
  • Learn about life cycles of living organisms

Fifth Grade - 112.16 (b) 9,10

  • See how changes in ecosystems affect living organisms

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Updated Christmas Tree Growers Handbook
information and forms for the growers handbook

Virginia Pine Seedlings Ordering
information and forms for the seedlings

Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association Annual Conference
Sign up to attend, exhibit and information on the conference.

Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association Officers & Board

Presidents Message Information from the TCTGA President

Scholarship Information about TCTGA Scholarship

TCTGA Membership Information
including Renewals, Joining, Benefits, Rates

Educating kids about real Christmas Trees