Many States have what is called "The Big Tree Program". The object is to have a contest to locate the biggest tree in their community. This Teaching Model builds on that activity both at the Local level, State level and American Forest Program.
The Teaching Model has a teachers section plus a Student activity sheet which includes a suggestion for measuring tall trees using two students. It also has a Field Data section for students to record their Tree Search findings.
This Teaching Model falls under both the NGSS and Math CCSS
but is as a teacher you can include activities in ELA and History & Social Studies Literacy by searching for Historic trees etc etc
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