Trees vs. Humans: Seventh Grade Conducts Energy Balance Study

On Wednesday, November 28, Indian Creek seventh grade Life Science students conducted research on the energy balance between trees and humans. Students went outside and recorded the number of small, medium, and large trees within a small area of woods on the Upper School campus. They took this information and plugged it into their own formulas to determine how many people would be able to survive on the oxygen produced by those trees per year. 

Not only did this lesson give the students an opportunity to 'forest bathe' during these cold fall days, it taught a lesson in the oxygen/carbon dioxide cycle, and highlighted the importance of conservation.