Since 2003 we’ve been collecting and creating printable handouts for LDS church members.
By winter, when the sap finally stops flowing, a smooth dark ring marks the end of the tree’s annual growth.
The Methuselah Tree has lived more than 4,600 years.
is a lesson plan on tree rings which can be adapted for 1-8 grade.
It looks at trees growing in a dry region and shows how tree rings can record wet years and dry years.
The sizes of each ring depend on many factors, including location, temperature, soil condition, wind, snow accumulation, sunlight, land gradient, and tree physiology.