The World's Tallest Tree

Hyperion is the world's largest tree. Redwoods and Sequoias are also very large tall growing trees. Watch a video that talks about how these tress were discovered, and the science behind why they are so tall.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Follow up with a discussion as to why these trees grow so tall and how they survive
  • Use the video in a flipped-classroom setting
Classroom Considerations
  • Best suited for upper elementary-aged learners
  • Be aware that comments on YouTube are open to the public
  • The first resource in a series of 26 Earth related videos
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Video has visually engaging graphics that support the topic being discussed
  • Speaker is high energy
Cons
  • None
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