This is the 10 page laboratory exercise file that accompanies the lecture session entitled: "minilecturesession2treesasacroptreecookies4oct2017". Use this lab file after the lecture/lesson file is completed: "minilecturesession2treesasacroptreecookies4oct2017".
This lab exercise includes the following:
1- Inquiry Lab: Tree Management: Evaluating Tree Cookies (#79 responses)
2- Florida Standards
3- A Read and understand exercise with questions and citations practice
4- Safety statement
5- Laboratory exercise objectives
6- Materials list
7- Guided Tree Ring Evaluation Exercise
8- Tree parts diagram
9- Place for students to log observations made throughout the exercise
10- Data gathering tables and graphs with example math
Additional lesson materials available for this series include:
1- Tree Ring Reader: "tree ring reader 13dec 2017"
2- This slide show file (free): "Intro-to-Tree-Rings29nov2016”.
3- The lesson file that accompanies the slide show file: "minilecturesession2treesasacroptreecookies4oct2017".
4- The lab exercise file: "labevaluatingtreecookies13dec2017".
NOTE: This lesson requires the use of actual models of tree cookies, aka tree ring slices. To acquire such specimens it is recommended that the instructor acquire them through a local source (usually for free), e.g., a local tree cutting service. I have found them to be most helpful and anxious to provide such specimens without cost. In addition, I do not recommend that you acquire any pine specimens because they are very 'sappy' and hard to handle for a long time after cutting.
This entire lesson is expected to take three to four 50 minute class periods to complete.