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Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Date Created: October 5, 2021
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Lesson Overview: In this activity, students observe and record information on botanical specimens, then use each other’s observations to identify 11 tree species of the Northern California Oak Woodlands.

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

Objective: Given descriptions of individual tree species, a dichotomous key, and plant samples, students can use sets of photos and botanical specimens to identify 11 species.

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FRAMES Record Number: 64536