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.
Using Satellite Imagery to Discuss the Science Behind Brazilian Deforestation
Students can delve into earth science by using satellite imagery to learn about the deforestation of the Brazilian rainforest.
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.
Deforestation, Fragmentation, and the Edge Effect
Students 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.
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.
FOREST GRUMP: Examining How Deforestation Affects Plants and Animals of the Canadian Boreal
Young scholars 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.
Students answer a quiz on rainforests. They plan an advertising campaign to let consumers know the effect their purchases are having on the environment. They list the reasons for deforestation and possible alternatives.
In this deforestation worksheet, students give a title to the text, answer true or false questions, answer short answer questions, form adjectives, and more. Students complete 11 activities.
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.
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.
Deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest
Students investigate deforestation. In this Amazon Rain Forest lesson, 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.
Deforestation in a Second Grade Monarch Unit
Students complete an activity showing the deforestation in the monarch habitat. In this habitat instructional activity, 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.
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.
Students study the effects of deforestation. In this environmental lesson plan, students view a PowerPoint slideshow about the importance of trees. Students read The Lorax and discuss what the characters represent in our society.
Pupils identify the different tropical rainforests in the world using a map. In this ecology lesson, students describe the different methods of deforestation. They create a memo and present it to class.
Boom and Bust in the Ozark Forests
Here is a hard-hitting, cross-curricular lesson 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. A very good, and important, lesson.
Stopping Deforestation in the Amazon: A Publicity Campaign
Students investigate the environment by designing a group project. In this ecology lesson, students identify the man made threats to the Amazon while reading environmentally conscience vocabulary terms. Students collaborate in groups to create a project and presentation which can spread information to other students about their cause.
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. They research their perspective, state their arguments, and construct strong evidence based rebuttals. After the debate, the class discusses their personal opinions, ideas, and alternative solutions to rainforest use.
Forests/Natural Resource Management II
Students write about the importance of trees. In this natural resources lesson, students look at deforestation occurring across the globe and present what they learned to the class. As closure, all students write a poem about the importance of trees.
Where do Fruit Babies Come From?
Students explore different products that come from Costa Rica rainforests, examine how the destruction of rainforest and deforestation affect both the Costa Rica and United States economies; students write letters to the studenT Rainforest.