Boreal Forests Teacher Resources
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Boreal Forest in the News
Students 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.
9th - 11th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Students consider the definition of an ecosystem, its parts, and how these parts can be affected when the ecosystem is endangered. They examine dangers being faced by the Canadian boreal forest by reading "For Billions of Birds, an Endangered Haven".
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Succession Race
Young scholars 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. Young scholars play a game that simulates succession in a boreal forest.
4th - 5th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Students explore wolves. For this ecology and wolves lesson, 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.
4th - 6th Science 10 Views 74 Downloads
FOREST GRUMP: Examining How Deforestation Affects Plants and Animals of the Canadian Boreal
Students consider definition of an ecosystem as it relates to the Canadian boreal, discover how deforestation affects this forest and recreate ecosystems. They write persuasive letters urging politicians or business people to help save the forest.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 29 Downloads
Biomes of the World (and Canada)
Students explore environments by analyzing food chains. In this biome identification lesson, 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.
2nd - 7th Science 29 Views 209 Downloads
Fire and Frost: Interactions of Wildfire and Permafrost
Students discuss the five stages of fire succession. In this earth science lesson plan, students identify the factors that determine the extent of wildfires' effect on permafrost. They study the history of Alaska wildfires using online multimedia.
9th - 10th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Students visit an online website to complete animal and plant science activities. In this online education lesson, students visit the Wilderness Classroom website and follow the instructions and plans to learn about the science lessons contained in the website.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Food: The Ojibwa and Voyageurs
Students examine food eaten by the people of the Ojibwa and Voyageur tribes. In this healthy eating lesson, students analyze the food choices of those who lived here before us. Then, students consider how our food choices are different today and how to make the right choices.
4th - 5th Health 3 Views 6 Downloads
Mineral Cycling Through the Ecosystem
Students explain the role of different organisms in the food web. For this ecology lesson, students participate in a game to simulate mineral cycling through the web. They discuss the importance of recycling minerals and resources.
6th - 12th Science 24 Views 238 Downloads
AP environmental science or college-level ecology classes will glean a tremendous amount of information on nutrient cycles from this detailed PowerPoint. It covers nutrient requirements, biogeochemcial cycles, decomposition rates, and plant adaptations when nutrient conditions are low.
11th - Higher Ed Science 11 Views 65 Downloads
Older Than Blue Babe
Students create a collage of the carbon cycle. In this earth science instructional activity, students explore the history and significance of permafrost. They analyze a graph of climate trends and explain how climate change and permafrost thaw are connected.
9th - 10th Science 3 Views 38 Downloads
Students become familiar with the temperate rainforest. In this forest ecosystem lesson, students identify the producers, consumers and decomposers in the forest ecosystem. Students sort cards and identify the trophic level of the rainforest.
1st - 5th Science 18 Views 266 Downloads
Mitigation and Adaptation
Eleventh graders interview people in the community regarding their idea of sustainability. In this ecology lesson plan, 11th graders determine the different factors to consider when making important decisions. They differentiate reactive and proactive adaptation.
11th Science 6 Views 15 Downloads