youcubed: How Tall Is That Tree? (2-12)

How many times have you come across a tree and thought that tree is humongous?

What do you measure with? Considering I usually don’t carry measuring tools on a walk or hike I’m often puzzled by how I could get the most accurate measurement of the tree especially since the tree would be way too hard to measure. I start wondering what I know the height of and if I could use that to get a good estimate of the tree’s height. Try it when you’re outside with family and friends. Challenge each other to come up with multiple strategies or being as accurate as possible to determine the height of the trees you’re curious about.


K-6, Middle School, High School, Educator

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