Tree Rings: Counting the Years of Global Warming
Video length: 7:53 min.Learn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»
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Middle School: 1 Disciplinary Core Idea
High School: 6 Disciplinary Core Ideas, 1 Science and Engineering Practice
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- This video could be used in a variety of curricula unit of study including climate, plants and forests, forest ecosystems, etc.
- Because it shows a female lead researcher and male graduate students collecting in the field and bringing the cores back to the lab to analyze them, it allows students to go beyond just looking at paper copies of tree ring patterns.
- Video can complement other CLEAN selected resources: http://cleanet.org/clean/educational_resources/index.html?search_text=tree+ring&Search=search
About the Science
- Research opportunities found in tree rings that link trees in Yellowstone National park to the research community.
- Global climate change and tree rings, which offer a record that humans are fundamentally changing the Earth system.
- Comments from Expert Scientist: Tree ring research is low tech and easily approachable by educators and students at middle school through college levels.
- This well-produced video enhances that approachability by featuring senior scientist Lisa Graumlich, one of the most articulate dendroclimatologists in the world.