Course


Title

FireWorks for the Sierra Nevada - M13: Tree Identification: Figure out the “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 29, 2017
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trees
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Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: August 14, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 24554

Description

Lesson Overview: In this activity, students observe and record information on botanical specimens, then use each other’s observations to identify 12 tree species that live in Sierra Nevada montane forests.

Lesson Goals: Increase students’ understanding that trees have characteristics unique to each species and these can be used to identify them.

Objectives: Given descriptions of individual tree species written by their peers, students can examine a sets of photos and botanical specimens to identify a tree species.

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