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Students investigate the factors that influence succession in a boreal forest. In this ecology lesson, students read the story Tongass and discuss the interdependence between living things in the forest. Students play a game that simulates succession in a boreal forest. Additionally, students discuss and write about how the game demonstrated the interdependence in the boreal forest.
Young scholars examine newspaper articles to assess issues about Canada's boreal forest, including prospects for the forestry industry. They develop an awareness of deforestation causes and highlight issues involving the relationship between the boreal forest and human intervention. Students write summaries of their findings.
Students explore wolves. In this ecology and wolves instructional activity, students research predator-prey relationships on the Internet and complete a related worksheet with a partner. Students interpret data on bar graphs to determine growth and decline of the wolf population. Students determine whether statements given about wolves are fact or opinion.
Students explore environments by analyzing food chains. In this biome identification lesson plan, students define a list of environmental vocabulary terms such as tundra, rain-forest and desert. Students create a fictional self sustainable food chain that is built on one specific biome or environmental setting.