Magic Dust: Tree Breathing Experiment

Trees provide oxygen, which we need to breathe. But do trees breathe?

Let's perform an experiment to find out. For this project, you will need:

  • Small containers of similar size (we used mason jars)
  • Several types of leaves (we used leaves from three trees and two bushes)
  • Timer

Follow the direction below to discover if trees breathe.

How do Trees Breathe Science Experiment for Kids

Learning about trees? This tree unit study can get you started on learning everything you need to know about trees starting with this how trees breathe science experiment. Use this activity to round-out your tree thematic units. Monkey is required to complete specific requirements to earn badges in Girl Scouts.

What did you discover about leaves from your experiment?

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