Deforestation Teacher Resources
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What is Deforestation?
An overview of deforestation is the focus of this resource, which present the reader with a list of facts. Ten comprehension questions follow; learners can write their answers on a separate piece of paper. Have your environmental scientists go online to read this would make a novel and educational homework assignment.
9th - 12th Science 34 Views 118 Downloads
Disposables and Deforestation
Ever think about the impact those cool disposable chopsticks have on the environment? Read about a group of students in Beijing who created a forest using nothing but tossed out chopsticks. Find out how this artistic endeavor is making a statement about deforestation and sustainable products.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Boom and Bust in the Ozark Forests
Here is a hard-hitting, cross-curricular lesson plan on the effects that the deforestation of the Ozark forests in the 19th century had on the people, animals, and ecosystems of the area. The Dr. Seuss book The Lorax is used as a way of comparing what happened in that story to what actually happened in the Ozarks.
5th - 8th Language Arts 11 Views 20 Downloads
Devastating Deforestation Triarama
Students become familiar with the process of deforestation and its impact upon rainforests and people who depend on them. They research endangered and already-extinct species of rainforest animals and plants. Students fabricate a 3D exhibit to show which rainforest flora and fauna are extinct or endangered.
4th - 12th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
U.S. And Global Deforestation
Students analyze graph showing global deforestation, view photograph of deforestation in Brazil's interior rain forest and examine three maps showing deforestation within the United States, describe political, economic, and social consequences upon United States if destruction of rain forest is not addressed, predict consequences based on information about deforestation, and write short, well-organized essay.
9th - 12th Science 8 Views 42 Downloads
Deforestation, Fragmentation, and the Edge Effect
Young scholars participate in an activity to demonstrate how deforestation, fragmentation, and habitat edges may affect native animal populations. Students accomplish this by playing a game from a provided worksheet and completing a graphing activity as a class.
4th - 12th Science 8 Views 41 Downloads
Deforestation: Can We See the Forest for the Trees?
Students examine the cause and effect of deforestation and investigate possible solutions. They read and discuss an article, write an essay, and conduct research for a project involving a forest management interview, or analyzing uses of wood product.
9th - Higher Ed Science 14 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 6 Views 29 Downloads
The Future of the Amazon Conference
Debate is a wonderful way to get kids interested in building strong arguments, answering with evidence and intent, as well as fostering an understanding of a specific topic. Learners are given the task of debating the future of the Amazon Rainforest as each group portrays a different special interest group who commonly attends the Amazon Conference held in Brazil.
4th - 8th Science 33 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learn about the destruction of the rainforest by analyzing statistics. Young learners make an original line graph showing destruction in the rainforest. Additional activities include a collage, a sequencing of the book The Lorax, collecting facts from fact cards, and describing the role of those concerned.
6th - 8th Science 30 Views 181 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Young environmentalists use a conference format to reach consensus on ways to slow deforestation and promote sustainable development. Class members are assigned roles to play during the conference, and work on posters and a public relations campaign that can be used throughout the school.
3rd - 12th Science 13 Views 100 Downloads
The Networked Beauty of Forests
Forests are like Facebook, a social network of trees and other organisms that support and provide for each other. Professor Suzanne Simard describes how forests are wired for healing, but that they need our help. This video would be a strong addition to your environmental science unit on climate change, or simply as a lesson on how humans impact the environment.
7 mins 8th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
In this natural resources worksheet, students read a 1-page article about tropical deforestation and then respond to 11 short answer questions. Students then write a memo on deforestation and select 1 of 3 assessment activities to complete.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 134 Downloads
Deforestation Research Assignment
Students examine deforestation and the effects of deforestation on the environment as well as the effects it has on specific people. Students research an area in the world where deforestation is taking place and present their information to the class.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 16 Downloads
Deforestation in a Second Grade Monarch Unit
Students complete an activity showing the deforestation in the monarch habitat. In this habitat lesson, students pretend they are monarch butterflies. They fly around and land on trees (chairs) and the teacher slowly takes away the chairs to show deforestation.
1st - 2nd Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest
Students investigate deforestation. In this Amazon Rain Forest instructional activity, students discover what deforestation is as they listen to a lecture, read and discuss an article, and define the vocabulary words on the provided list.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 38 Downloads
The Deforestation of the Temperate Forest Focus; Russian Taiga/Boreal
Twelfth graders complete a unit of lessons on the Russian Temperate Forest. They list the environmental problems associated with deforestation, conduct research, compare the Russian Taiga with other forests, create graphs, and develop an action plan.
12th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads