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Using the Goniometer to Measure the Height of Trees

Vernier and Oregon Forest Resources Institute team up to encourage teachers to Leave No Child Inside

LabQuest 2 was the star of the show at a Fieldwork Workshop hosted by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute at the Oregon Garden in Silverton, OR, on a drizzly February day. The workshop highlighted how teachers could get outside and collect data with their students.

Teachers used the Goniometer in an innovative way to measure the height of trees in the Rediscovery Forest at the Oregon Garden. Using the LabQuest 2 in Events with Entry mode, teachers manually entered data in conjunction with recorded data. LabQuest 2 and the Goniometer were used to determine the angle to the top of the tree, calculate the tree height, and record GPS coordinates for later export to a map.

Download the “Finding Tree Height and Diameter” investigation and LabQuest files

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