How to weigh a tree

Students pick a tree they see everyday. They measure the tree's circumference and estimate its height using similar triangles. Students are introduced to Computational Science. They use computers and calculators to compute values that help them explain the science of the carbon cycle. They found out that Computational Science is a powerful new way to do science.

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Grade
6th - 12th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Usage Permissions
Creative Commons
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