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Activity

Tree Samples


Subject

Math, Science & Technology, Career Development and Occupational Studies

Grade Levels

Commencement, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade


Authors

Tina Miner-James and Bruce Rohr

Duration

2–3 class periods

Description

Objective:
Students compile a collection of tree specimens that will serve as an identification manual for trees found in New York.

Activity:
  • 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
    • Uses
    • Environmental and/or growth requirements

Source

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.


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