Trees store carbon, helping fight climate change caused by our emissions of carbon to the atmosphere. By mapping the heights of trees and measuring tree diameters, it is possible to determine how much carbon is in the trees of a specific area. Students will use aerial photography by balloons or kites to make a 3D map of the trees in their school or neighborhood, and to measure tree diameters. Using these measurements students will estimate the carbon storage of the trees in their school or neighborhood.
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Students will be able to:
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