Using Tree Rings for Past Weather and Climate

Using tree rings to teach weather, climate, correlation, photosynthesis, regression, the carbon cycle, isotopes and more.

1) Show the Film

2) Play the Game

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3) Choose the Relevant Teaching Resource

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Resource Subject Suggested age range
The Difference between Weather and Climate Teachers’ notes and worksheet. Geography 11-14 (KS3)
The impact of volcanoes on climate Teachers’ notes and worksheet. Geography 11-14 (KS3)
Weather detective – the weather of 1826 Teachers’ notes and worksheet. Geography 11-14 (KS3)
Past Climate Change Teachers’ notes and worksheet. Geography 11-14 (KS3)
Correlating Tree Rings and Temperature Notes for teachers and worksheets A , B, C , D and E and/ or spreadsheets A , B , C , D and E Geography 11-16 (KS3/4)
Solar, Volcanic and Anthropogenic Climate Change Teachers’ notes and worksheet Geography 14-16 (KS4)
The Factors Affecting Photosynthesis Teachers’ notes and worksheet Biology 11-14 (KS3)

Guide to Calibration and Natural Climate Proxies (advanced).

Unless otherwise stated, all temperature data used in the resources are based on the dataset published in this paper:European summer temperatures since Roman times.

Extension Activities

https://ukoak.shinyapps.io/SwanClimv04/