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31 resources with the concept tree rings

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Glacier National Park Curriculum

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (W-GIPP), chartered in 1932, is the first international Peace Park globally and spans the Canadian United States border. Five units introduce learners to political and environmental factors that...
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Unit Two: A Serious Economics Nut

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The second unit in the series examines the complex relationships between animals and plants in the whitebark pine community of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. In the first of five lessons, scholars mimic Clark’s Nutcracker...
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Nature of Teaching: Informal Curricula

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
The Nature of Teaching curriculum provides activity-focused resources designed for nature centers, field days, and 4-H clubs. Young scholars study and identify birds, build feeders for local birds, create exploding seed balls that they...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 10-12, Unit 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A five-lesson collection examines how current climate changes are different from those in the past. Young scientists gather data from sources life fossils, tree rings, ice cores, and global CO2 levels to determine similarities and...
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What is DBH?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When measuring the circumference of a tree, does it matter how high you place the measuring tape? Most scholars have never considered this question, but scientists know that measurement techniques must be standardized. The 13th lesson...
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Tree Talk

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Examining tree rings shows more than just age. The third installment of a five-part Family Nature Program unit has learners examine all parts of trees including tree rings to tell stories about the life of the tree. They then use their...
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What Can Tree Rings Tell Us About Climate?

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Tree rings are slightly thicker on the south side of the tree because it receives more sunlight. Part two in a series of five lessons helps learners analyze tree rings to determine the environmental conditions that caused size...
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Historical Climate Cycles

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Ice core samples give scientists access to climates of old—those from more than 800,000 years ago. Through an analysis of various temperature graphs from ice cores, tree rings, and weather stations, scholars compare historical climates...
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Branching Out – Exploring Dendrochronology

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Tree rings from North America give a continuous history of El Nino intensity over the last 1,100 years. Scholars learn how scientists use tree rings to create timelines demonstrating variations in weather patterns. The cumulative...
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What's The Oldest Tree in the World?

For Students 9th - 12th
How do you determine the age of a tree without cutting it down? An earth science video presents two possible trees as the oldest, and viewers see they have very little in common. The first appears large and looks almost dead while the...
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It Was a Very Good Year

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park includes whitebark pines that are over 1,200 years old, meaning they have been there since before medieval times. The second lesson of five details how to read tree rings for climate change and...
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Rings of Life

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Individuals analyze tree rings to determine the health of an ecosystem. They then look at otoliths of fish, hard calcium carbonate structures located behind the brain, in the same manner. 
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The Power of Plants

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Richard Louv states that children today suffer from nature deficit disorder because they don't spend enough time outside. The resource allows for class members to not only get outside, but they are exploring! Across six different...
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Decoding the Past Using Tree Rings

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Besides the age of a tree, tree rings can tell scientists all kinds of interesting information. Learners read about tree rings, gaining an understanding of them, and then analyze four to five different tree horizontal slices of a tree...
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Paleoclimates

For Teachers 7th - 12th
How do scientists know what the Earth was like in the past? This second installment of a six-part series focuses on paleoclimates and provides an overview of how geologists determine information about past climates using fossil pollen,...
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Reading Trees

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students investigate environmental effects on tree growth. For this tree growth lesson, students study various environmental effects on tree growth. Students participate in a group project on tree rings.
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Death and Recovery

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, devastating plant and animal life for miles around. Two activities are included in this lesson plan. In one, learners evaluate tree rings to determine the age of a tree and the year of a volcano....
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Dating a Volcanic Eruption

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students discover the various ways in which tree rings can give information. After a brief disucssion of concentric tree rings, they use cross section cut outs of tree rings to identify the time and type of various naturally occuring...
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Tree Rings

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore tree rings. In this plant biology lesson, 4th graders construct a KWL chart on tree rings and examine real tree rings. Students identify the changes that happened during the tree's life and its actual age. Students...
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Stems: How Old Is This Tree?

For Students 6th - 7th
In this tree ring interpretation worksheet, students observe a diagram of a tree ring and answer 4 questions about the diagram. Students must answer questions regarding tree growth and different types of trees. 
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The Effects of Sunspots on Climate

For Students 8th - 10th
In this sunspots and climate change learning exercise, learners use a diagram of a tree stump and its rings to determine the age of the tree. They use sunspot data from the internet and they construct an Excel spreadsheet to compare the...
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Tree-Ring Activity

For Students 7th - 9th
In this tree ring worksheet, students analyze tree ring samples to determine the age of the tree. They compare them to archived samples and answer questions about the age of the tree and its growth years and abnormal growth years.
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How Old Is That Tree?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Fifth graders study environmental changes by examining the annual rings of a cross-section of a tree trunk. They access websites to complete a worksheet on the parts of a tree. They count the annual rings on a tree slice while observing...
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Aging of Trees

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students examine tree rings to determine its age.  For this tree ring lesson, students examine core tree samples, identify the tree rings, and then determine its age. Students complete a worksheet, deciding which of the two core sample...