You can buy an iPod Touch here
or you could use an iPhone or an iPad
Here are some screen shots from the app on the iPod:
|The Tree ID App|
|Identify a Tree|
|Search by different characteristics|
|Images to assist you|
|Choose the correct one|
|locations in US|
Two days before I had to charge the iPods, reset the date and time on the device, log Boces out of the iTunes store, log myself in, and download the app: Tree ID over 14 times.
In class I had the students break into groups of 2, one holds the clipboard and writes down the information for the lab; the other uses the iPod to identify the tree. They must work together to decide which characteristics match their tree. After they identified a tree, they switched role. They loved it. It isn't too often that our students get to go outside and do some actual science.
If the weather cooperates I hope to get them outside next week to identify some of the biodiversity and wild plants in the field next to the school.
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