Angle Relationships and Tree Height

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Written by Marianne Vander Dussen

In the following lesson plan, the students will investigate and determine the angle relationship of an isosceles triangle using trees, determine the Pythagorean relationship using natural environmental features, and solve a problem using an isosceles triangle and the Pythagorean theorem.  They will understand the critical relationship between angles, Pythagorean theorem, and tree height as a source of environmental data.

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Science Lesson Plan – Angle Relationships and Tree Height

Marianne Vander Dussen – 2014 Galbraith Science Education Award recipient