Tuesday, 9 June 2015

How old is a tree?

After reading a book called 'Tell Me, Tree', the students were curious about how you could find out how old trees were. In the book it talked about how each year new growth can be seen in the tree.

So we all got our outdoor shoes on and headed outside! The students ran around our yard finding the stumps and counting all the rings on them. They ranged from 60 to over 100!

P.D counting the rings on our climbing tree
Drawing the tree

Counting rings with Ms. Eslami

How old do you think this tree is?

Feeling the tree's bark
Observing the rings

Working on their daily writing

Bug hunting!
Take some time exploring outdoors. We are so fortunate to have such beautiful trails around our school. See if you can locate old, fallen trees and find out how old they are by counting the rings!

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