Analysing Past Climate Conditions UsingTree Rings

45 minutes


One way to understand the history of our climate system is to look at the size of rings in tree trunks. In this activity, students determine the ages and years of growth of trees in order to draw conclusions about what the climate was like in the past.


  • Understanding of how past climates are determined
  • Practise analysing and drawing conclusions from scientific findings
  • Ability to read tree sample strips