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Methuselah Tree

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

A Tree's Secret to Living Long
Learn about the survival strategies that help the bristlecone pine cope with one of the most flora-unfriendly environments on the planet. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Explore the Methuselah Grove
Check out four 360-degree panoramas taken in California's White Mountains, home to the oldest bristlecone pines. (QuickTime plug-in required.)

Illuminating Photosynthesis (Hot Science)
Take a look at the oxygen-carbon dioxide cycle and the process of photosynthesis, and try your hand at a few puzzlers. (Flash plug-in required; non-Flash version available.) (Grades 9-12)

Build a Tree-Ring Timeline (Hot Science)
Learn about dendrochronology, the study of tree rings, which scientists have used to date the remains of Viking ships, and try your hand at building your own tree-ring timeline. (Shockwave plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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Program transcript
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Teacher's Guide
Methuselah Tree
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