Measuring Carbon In A Tree

Students measure trees in or near their school and calculate the amount of carbon stored in individual trees. This activity gives context to the amount of carbon that might be stored currently on the school site, which can be compared to other carbon sources and sinks and can act as a starting point for discussion of the value and potential impact of tree planting to help mitigate climate change.

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< 30 minutes


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  • Outdoors

Curriculum links

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Maths