Good for teaching the water cycle. Students make observations (i.e. there's a red line with half-circles on it), and then teacher goes into detail on that aspect. Then students create their own and share with a neighbor, then a family member.
Ashbee Design: Birch Tree Shadow Box • Simple and Stunning- and when I finally break out my Silhouette, I'm definitely trying something like this. And I happen to LOVE birch trees (have a quilt design featuring birch trees), so thanks for sharing, Ashbee Design!