Math, Science & Technology, Career Development and Occupational Studies
Commencement, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade
Tina Miner-James and Bruce Rohr
2–3 class periods
Students compile a collection of tree specimens that will serve as an
identification manual for trees found in New York.
- Students collect a minimum of 15 tree samples (e.g., leaf, twig, bark, rubbing). The samples should include both conifers and deciduous trees.
- Each sample should be mounted. Descriptive information provided for each sample should include:
- Common name
- Scientific name
- Unusual qualities
- Environmental and/or growth requirements
Miner-James, Tina and Bruce Rohr. “Tree Samples.” In Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Resource Guide with Core Curriculum. New York State Department of Education, 303.