Resources for Southeastern Forests and Climate Change Activity 8 – Counting Carbon

Students measure trees near their school and calculate the amount of carbon stored in individual trees. Students compare the carbon sequestration potential for land-use types in their state, compare this to the amount of carbon released by human activities, and then discuss forests’ ability to sequester atmospheric carbon.

This is one of 13 activities that can be found in PLT’s Southeastern Forests and Climate Change secondary module. To get the activity, “Choose Your Free Curriculum” on your PLT Account homepage. Below are some supporting resources for this activity.


Download the copyright-free student pages that are included with this activity:

Protractor Template (PDF)

Carbon in a Tree_Option A (PDF)

Carbon in a Tree_Option B (PDF)

Carbon in Pines (PDF)

Your Carbon Footprint (PDF)

Carbon in Different Landscapes (PDF)