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Tree Rings Tell Climate History
What do the rings on a
tree stump in my backyard
say about the climate during its life?
click here to check out the many uses of tree ring dating!
“Fossil Forests” by Emily Sohn at Science News for Kids http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/2007/01/fossil-forests-3/“
Life of a Tree” by the National Arbor Day Foundationhttp://www.arborday.org/kids/carly/lifeofatree/
“Tree Ring Analysis” by Earth Day Canadahttp://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/climate/treerings/index.cfm
“Real Trees 4 Kids” by the National Christmas Tree Associationhttp://www.realtrees4kids.org/sixeight/stemsrings.htm
“Talking Trees: A living diary of climate” from the National Science Foundation’s Why Files
My Tree Ring
1. Count tree rings backward from bark
2. Mark each 10 yrs with a dot.
3. Look up major weather events during the tree's life.
4. Match events with rings.
How I drew my conclusions