Course


Title

FireWorks for the Sierra Nevada - E10: Tree Identification: Using a Key to Identify “Mystery Trees”
Course Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Author(s): FireWorks Educational Program
Contact(s):
  • Ilana L. Abrahamson
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
  • Eva Masin
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
Date Created: June 28, 2017
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Keyword(s):
trees
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Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: August 14, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 24524

Description

Lesson Overview: In this activity, students examine botanical specimens of tree species and learn to use a dichotomous key to identify them.

Lesson Goal: Students will understand that tree species are diverse and one can identify trees by looking at them carefully.

Objectives:

  • Students can use a key to determine the tree species from a collection of images and specimens.