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PreK-8 Activity 67 - How Big Is Your Tree?

PreK-8 Activity 67 - How Big Is Your Tree?

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How Big Is That Tree (pdf) 

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Que Tan Grande es Ese Arbol (pdf)

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How Big Is Your Tree?

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Easy Chart - A free app that can be downloaded onto the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. This is a good tool for teachers and classrooms. Easily create bar, line and pie charts that you can customize, save and e-mail or upload. The charts you create can be saved using multiple color schemes and in multiple sizes. The app also works without an internet connection.

EasyMeasure - A free app that can be downloaded onto the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (SmartMeasure for Android). EasyMeasure uses the height of the camera lens and its tilt angle to calculate the distance to objects of your choice. Simply aim your mobile device at any object, and this app displays the distance towards that object on top of the camera image. Upgrades can be used to also calculate object height.

Trees are vital to the natural landscape because of the weather-sheltered ecosystem that their foliage provides.  Visit this website to learn more about the structure, life, and parts of trees.

Reading Connections

Anthony, Joseph P. and Cris Arbo. The Dandelion Seed. Dawn Publications. 1997. A dandelion can teach much about seeds, seasons, cycles, and the big world that a wind-blown seed can travel, but it can also spark appreciation in overcoming challenges. This book is at once simple and profound. Grades PreK-3. ISBN: 188322067X.

Look at This Tree. Canizares, Susan and Pamela Chanko. ISBN 0590149989 Publisher: Scholastic. 1997. Photographs and simple text explore the diversity of trees, including their environment, shapes, and sizes. Grades PreK-3.

Nature’s Wild! Carmichael, Nicole (ed.). ISBN 0716617366. Publisher: World Book. 1996. Provides information on a variety of developments in the plant world, from trees of record-breaking size to plants that eat animals. Grades 2-7. 

Redwoods. Chin, Jason. ISBN 1596434309. Publisher: Flashpoint. 2009. A young boy’s subway trip is transformed when he happens upon a book about redwood forests. As the story unfolds, he learns more and more about the tallest trees in the world. Grades K-5. 

Little and Big. Hindley, Judy. ISBN 1564026779. Publisher: Candlewick. 1996. Several children compare sizes of each other, walls, houses, trees, and tunnels. Grades PreK-K. 

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