WONDER #1479: Why Are Many Evergreen Trees Shaped Like a Pyramid?

Question 1 of 3

Evergreens, such as those used for Christmas trees, are usually shaped like a what?

  1. circle
  2. square
  3. pyramid
  4. rectangle

Question 2 of 3

The shape of pyramidal evergreens helps reduce their resistance to what?

  1. sunlight
  2. wind
  3. sound
  4. bugs

Question 3 of 3

The pyramid shape of certain evergreens helps them to maximize their exposure to sunlight, which is necessary to fuel what scientific process?

  1. photosynthesis
  2. digestion
  3. combustion
  4. respiration

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