How Old are Trees?
Answering just this one question can lead to a wealth of
other information. Trees are everywhere around us and they are an integral
part of our lives. They are not just decorative objects, they do have
practical value. Their most important function is to clean up the air
around us. Carbon oxides released by car exhaust or even our respiratory
system are toxic. Trees filter and synthesize carbon oxides back into
Project advisors from scienceproject.com realized that
studying trees can be very educational, fun, and easy. Within several days
a project emerged relating to measuring trees and tree dating. Below is
the introduction to the project. Be sure to visit the site for this
project and many others for all age groups.
Some trees are small and some trees are big.
Obviously trees grow as they age; but how do you tell how old is
Can you use the height of a tree as an
indication of its age? If so, how do you measure the tree's height?
The age of trees are important for many
different reasons. Each tree caries a history of weather conditions, accidents
and human activities around itself. By investigating a tree, we can learn about
some events in the past.
In this project you will study some trees in
your area to determine their age. Can you guess who planted the tree by knowing
the age of the tree and its location?
Material and step by step instructions:
In this project you will study some
trees in your area to determine their age. Can you guess who planted the tree by
knowing the age of the tree and its location? You will also learn how to measure
the height of a tree without climbing it.
Details of this project:
More details or support on this project is available for the members of
ScienceProject.com. Material needed for your experiments can be found at
home or obtained locally.
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encouraged to make personal observations rather than taking material out
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