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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 oxygen.

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.

Introduction:

Some trees are small and some trees are big. Obviously trees grow as they age; but how do you tell how old is a tree?

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.


More project ideas:

Primary Projects (Grades 1 - 4) The following are display type projects suitable for beginners. Students should be encouraged to make personal observations rather than taking material out of a book or magazine
Elementary Projects (Grades 4 - 6) Included are sample topics for making models or conducting demonstrations. These should be level 3 projects. Some personal input is needed to avoid just a display project
Intermediate Projects (Grades 7 - 8) Topic Area: 
PHYSICS
METEOROLOGY 
CHEMISTRY
BOTANY / BIOLOGY
Senior Projects Projects (Grades 9 - 12) Topic Area: 
Biology  
Physical Science  
Earth Science / Meteorology  
Computer Science  
Chemistry
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 Other Resources for Science Fair Projects

  • ScienceProject.com
    ScienceProject.com is a source of information and support for students who want to take their science project to a higher level and show the applications of science in life, business and different industries. All students can become a member in order to view a project guide and get additional support on their projects.
  • MiniScience.com
    Gathering material needed for a science fair project has always been a challenge for students. MiniScience.com is an online store that provides many of the material that students need for their science projects. These material are sold individually or in the form of a science kit. Many of MiniScience.com products make perfect gift for intelligent and curious students.
  • KidsLoveKits.com
    KidsLoveKits.com also known as klk.com are alternatives to MiniScience.com focused on Science project kits and educational sets.
  • ChemicalStore.com
    Many science experiments require access to substances that are not easily available to most students. ChemicalStore.com is where students can obtain small amounts of chemicals at very low prices. 

 

 

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