Course


Title

FireWorks for the Sierra Nevada - H13: Tree Identification: Create a Dichotomous Key
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: August 21, 2017
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Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
species identification; trees
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Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: August 22, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 24640

Description

Lesson Overview: In this activity, students use photographs and botanical specimens to create a dichotomous key for 12 tree species native to montane forests of the Sierra Nevada.

Lesson Goal: Increase students’ ability to identify some of the important tree species native to the montane forests of the Sierra Nevada and to increase their understanding of characteristics that can be used to identify trees.

Objectives:

  • Students will use species names, botanical specimens, and photographs to create a dichotomous key for 12 tree species.
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