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Tree rings

This teaching package, aimed at Key Stages Two and Three, investigates the science of tree rings (dendrochronology). Linked to the topics of plants and living things and their habitats, it looks at cut tree trunks to determine the age of the tree, how fast it grew and climatic conditions during its growth. It also includes a case study of an area in North Staffordshire where forest trees were cut down.

As well as full teacher guidance it includes a PowerPoint presentation, photos of tree sections, tree ring data and worksheets.

Produced by Science and Plants for schools (SAPS), it is one of a series of resources written to support plant science in the Primary Curriculum.

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