Boreal Forests Teacher Resources
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Fire and Frost: Interactions of Wildfire and Permafrost
Students discuss the five stages of fire succession. In this earth science lesson, 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
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
FOREST GRUMP: Examining How Deforestation Affects Plants and Animals of the Canadian Boreal
Learners 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
Biomes of the World (and Canada)
Students explore environments by analyzing food chains. For 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
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
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
Food: The Ojibwa and Voyageurs
Learners 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, learners consider how our food choices are different today and how to make the right choices.
4th - 5th Health
Students explore biodiversity and populations using Alaska's wildlife as their focus. In this environmental statistics lesson, students examine the concept of exponential growth in a population and calculate the change in population. Students compare reproductive rates to rates of population.
7th - 9th Science
New Review Wetland Inhabitants
A collection of activities, printable materials, and informational handouts are a perfect addition to your unit on the plants and animals that live in the wetlands habitat. First, kids bring in a picture of an adult, as well as a picture of that adult as a child, and compare how he or she changed throughout the years.
K - 6th Science
Ecosystems Scavenger Hunt
Eighth graders identify the basic elements of an ecosystem and their individual roles. In this life science lesson, 8th graders conduct a scavenger hunt in their local ecosystem. They collect evidence and explain how each component is interconnected with each other.