On our second day in Sky School, we went to collect data for our experiment. We hiked through the woods and found an opening. We measured the temperature and diameter of the trees surrounding us. On our twenty-fourth tree, we decided to take a snack break. We had pretzels and popcorn. When we were eating it, we got tired and we decided to sit on a log. The log started to teeter and we acted as if it were a teeter-totter. Then someone decided to sit on a shaky part of the log. Everyone started to scream and suddenly – the log broke! Ben laughed with us and said, “You should’ve see your faces!” We all had fun hiking our way back to the research site. We collected data for 30 different trees in the end.
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