Patrons examine the cross section of a tree, or "tree cookie," and discover how climate conditions of the past can be determined by the thickness of the tree rings.
|Hints for uses in your library||Try reaching out to your local Forest Service Agency for real tree cookie samples that your patrons can explore!|
Tree Rings Provide Snapshots of Earth's Past Climate
NASA Climate Kids - What can Trees Tell Us About Climate Change?
The Water Cycle
H20: The Molecule that Made Us
Ancestral Puebloan Water Handling
|Originating Source||National Center for Atmospheric Research|
[Suggest a book]
Keepers of Life: Discovering Plants through Native American Stories and Earth Activities for Children by Michael J Caduto and Joseph Bruchac
A River Ran Wild: An Environmental History by Lynne Cherry
Corn is Maize: The Gift of the Indians by Aliki
Native American Rock Art: Messages from the Past by Yvette LaPierre and Lois Sloan
Many Smokes, Many Moons: A Chronology of American Indian History through Indian Art by Jamake Highwater
Imaginary Borders by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and Russell Mendell