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Pine Cone Study

Comparing pine cones - no two are alike!

Where do our Christmas trees come from? Students across grade levels learned about the life of a Christmas tree, as well as the great diversity of conifers and their cones. From local spruce to Oregon sugar pines, students had the opportunity to compare and contrast a wide variety of beautiful cones of all shapes and sizes. The conclusion? Just like snowflakes, evergreen cones have such magnificent, eccentric, and geometric beauty to them...no two are alike!

Students found pinecones in the park and took notes on their appearance and structure.