Web Rangers Activity: Dendrochronology - Tech Learning

Web Rangers Activity: Dendrochronology

Author:
Publish date:

The National Park Service presents many learning activities for elementary age students through its Web Rangers site. This one teaches how to measure time by looking at the growth rings of trees. After a good description of what kind of information scientists can gain by looking at tree rings and what the tree rings tell about the seasons and even weather, there is an activity to practice what's been learned about dendrochronology. A link to the National Park Service Archaeology Program that greatly expands on this topic.

courtesy of Knovation

Featured

Related

McGruff Activities

McGruff Activities McGruff the Crime Dog and mascot of the Natinal Crime Prevention Council is interested in helping you "take a bite out of crime." Students can color, read comic strips, play lots of terrific games, and get great safety tips from McGruff! There is also a special section for

Edheads: Weather Activities

Edheads: Weather Activities Through these colorful, interactive activities, students can choose to report the weather using common map symbols, or they can predict the weather that will be coming to a nearby city. There are great resources for students, like a live weather map and a weather glossary.

Activity Cards

Activity Cards From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention comes a very extensive list of physical activities, from the common (baseball) to the less common (ballet). Each link brings up a very thorough discussion of the activity, its physical benefits, issues of concern, fascinating trivia

First Day of School Activities

First Day of School Activities Are you looking for some creative activities to get to know your students on the first day of class? This site has compiled a list of great activities, icebreakers, and team-building games to get your classes off on the right foot. Cape Breton Victoria School District

Yoga Activity Card

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a wide range of activity cards that explain many different kinds of physical activity.

Active Reading

 In this movie, students learn how to infer or use what they know or see to come up with an idea. They'll explore ways to observe and find clues that can help reveal a writer's message in a book, essay,

Learning Activities

Learning Activities From Canada comes a fascinating site that both teaches and intrigues. Does da Vinci's "Vitruvian Theory" (armspan = body height) apply to your students? Do math-lovers excel at game-playing? How do students manage to fritter away their day? The site will show students how to