data recording sheet (per student)
clipboard per student
metric tape measure (per group)
one wooden stake
40 flags (per group)
Dichotomous key (see BRF website Link)
Setting: small group (~10 students)
Time for entire lesson: About 2 hours (plus time to hike to location)
*Students use data from forest to create a map of the forest plot using coordinate pairs.
*Students can determine market of each tree based on size and species.
Students create a presentation of the tree species in their plot.
Students research a living thing discovered on their plot to share with classmates.
Students can compare numbers of trees, location of trees, size of trees, and species of trees for each plot.
Check student maps for accuracy using teacher created map.
Check student identification against teacher key.