In this lesson students will learn how to use photography to support scientific research by documenting collected measurement information through observational photography. This lesson was written for a Photography course, to be taught in a lab with access to either a darkroom or computers/printers. Alternatively this lesson could be modified to work in a non-photography class, by removing the photography
Students will measure and analyze features of two different species of trees by using their cross-sections (cookies). Further analyses will allow students to graph their results and apply the knowledge gained to an understanding of tree growth, health and diversity.
Students will use and understand the following terms: radius, diameter, circumference and area of a circle.