Step 1. Questions
You probably know that some trees grow very tall, while others are smaller. Some trees live for a very long time, while others do not. There are reasons to explain why some trees become legendary.
To write a report about sequoias, research what makes these trees special. Here are some questions to help you:
What do you find interesting or unusual about sequoia trees?
What makes them different from other trees?
What makes sequoias well-suited for their environment?
How can you tell the age of a tree?
Are you ready? Begin by visiting the Web sites in Step 2. Look for answers to the questions above. Write down what you learn in the boxes.
You may use search engines to find other Web sites. Or research sequoia trees at the library. When you are ready, follow Steps 3 and 4 to write your report.
Step 2. Research
Look for answers to the questions in Step 1. Visit these Web sites for information, and take notes in the boxes.
to find out how to save Web pages and images.
Learn about giant sequoias by clicking on INTERESTING FACTS, LIFECYCLE, and RANGER TALK. Find out what makes them special and different from other trees.
Redwood National and State Parks
The redwoods are the most famous tall trees of California. They are in the same family as the giant sequoias. This Web site will help you learn about them and how they have survived for so long. Click on PHOTO GALLERY to see great photos of redwoods.
The National Arbor Day Foundation - Carly's Kids Corner
This Web site is full of fascinating facts about the lives of trees. Click on TREES MAKE A DIFFERENCE. There you can explore THE LIFE OF A TREE and learn how to tell the age of a tree. You can also watch a tree grow and change through time.