Outdoor Learning - Tree Tally

Outdoor Learning - Tree Tally

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 8
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Social
  • Outdoor Learning
  • ...

Lesson summary

Ever dreamt about being a tree scientist? In this lesson you will take on the role of scientists whose task it is to measure tree diameter in order to calculate the age of trees. After collecting data about tree diameter you will analyse your data and draw conclusions about the trees in your area.
Learning outside means limitless opportunities for imagination, inspiration, curiosity and creative thinking. Kids need to keep asking ‘why’, ‘how come’ and ‘what if’. There is no better source of questions and possibilities than investigating your natural and built environment.

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Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

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Complete lesson for classroom teachers:

Ideal for: Lower secondary


  • investigating

Time required: 

  • Part 1 – 40 minutes
  • Part 2 – 60 minutes  

Curriculum connections: Mathematics, Science, SustainabilityPersonal and Social Capability

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Additional info

Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.

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