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Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Date Created: October 13, 2017
Ongoing
Author(s):
  • FireWorks Educational Program
Contact(s):
  • Ilana L. Abrahamson
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
  • Courtney A. Johnson
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program

Lesson Overview: In this activity, students examine a fire -scarred tree cross section (sometimes called a “tree cookie”) and a display that shows tree growth rings. Then they record their own personal histories us ing growth rings as a metaphor.

Lesson Goal: Students will understand how growth rings form and how they record a tree’s history.

Objective:

  • Students understand how tree growth rings are formed well enough to sketch their own histories using personal “growth rings” - one ring for each year of their lives.

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Keywords:
  • fire scars
  • tree rings
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Record Maintained By: FRAMES Staff (https://www.frames.gov/contact)
FRAMES Record Number: 25031