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ERIC Number: EJ862784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
CSI for Trees
Rubino, Darrin L.; Hanson, Deborah
Science and Children, v47 n2 p21-25 Oct 2009
The circles and patterns in a tree's stem tell a story, but that story can be a mystery. Interpreting the story of tree rings provides a way to heighten the natural curiosity of students and help them gain insight into the interaction of elements in the environment. It also represents a wonderful opportunity to incorporate the nature of science. In this activity, appropriate for grades 3-6, students make connections with the work of a scientist as they solve a mini-mystery using tree-ring evidence. (Contains 2 figures and 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A