Here at Science Sparks we love a good walk in a forest full of trees. My 5 and 4 year old children like to climb them and my 2 year old likes to collect leaves, pinecones and horse chestnuts.
How can you measure how tall a tree is?
We have an easy way to find out!
Why does it work?
This method of measuring the height of a tree is only an estimate, but uses trigonometry. If you look at the top of a tree at a 45 degree angle then the height of the tree (h) is the same as the distance that you are from the tree.
More forest science for kids
Did you know you can make a weather station using pinecones?
Or how about collecting pinecones and leaves to make estimating jars?
A homemade wormery is always a fun outdoor activity too and great for observing over time.
We also love these cardboard nature hearts from learning through play!
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