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Lab-Aids™ Dendrochronology Tree-Ring Dating Kit
SCI_ED

Develop an understanding of tree-ring dating principles, determine age of simulated tree cores, discover effects of climate on tree growth and establish age of tree and correlate to other wooden objects.

Manufacturer:  Lab-Aids™ 52

Catalog No. S19369


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Includes: Two types of simulated tree core samples (15 each)
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Description

Description

Develop an understanding of tree-ring dating principles, determine age of simulated tree cores, discover effects of climate on tree growth and establish age of tree and correlate to other wooden objects.

Students will develop a basic knowledge of dendrochronology by using the specially designed simulated tree cores in this engaging kit. Learn the important effects of climate on living things as they unravel secrets about the age and history of trees. They will also be asked to estimate the climate of a particular year in the distant past by carefully studying a tree's annual rings. Students can also infer similar information by using various wooden objects.

This kit is recommended for grades 5 through college. Materials in this kit, accommodates unlimited classes, each with 12 groups of 2.

By following this kit's carefully designed lab activity using two different tree core samples, the student will:

  • Determine the age of the trees and compare wet and dry years in order to relate them to chronological events in the trees' lives
  • Attempt to establish the year when a piece of lumber was cut and when it started growing
  • Develop a better understanding of tree-ring dating principles

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Class size: 30 students working individually or in pairs.

Specifications

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30 students
5
15 simulated tree cores marked a, 15 simulated tree cores marked x, 30 student worksheets guides, teacher's guide
5
Students develop a basic knowledge of dendrochronology using the specially designed simulated tree cores in this engaging kit
Dendrochronology Tree-Ring Dating Kit
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