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Mangrove Loss Faster than Land-Based Forests
Students explore the reasons Mangrove forests are in jeopardy. In this lesson, students read an article that discusses specific facts on Mangrove forests, then complete numerous activities that reinforce the information, such as taking a quiz, listing the advantages and disadvantages of mangroves, completing a simulation activity and writing an email on the topic.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 10 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 22 Views 268 Downloads
Imagine a Kelp Forest
Students write a story based on their research of the kelp forest. In this ecosystem lesson, students view a video and research the kelp forest ecosystem. They write a short story imagining the discovery of a new species in the kelp forest.
5th - 7th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Old Growth Forest Mural
Students explore the four characteristics of an old growth forest. In this forest lesson, students research old growth forests and their inhabitants. Students work in four separate groups and create a mural for their characteristic of an old growth forest.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Community Forest
Fourth graders plant a tree. In this sustainable forestry lesson, 4th graders define community forest and brainstorm a location to plant a new tree on the school grounds. Students learn how to plant a tree and discuss choosing an appropriate tree for it's location.
4th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Forest Management Techniques
Students work as a group to determine a management plan for an imaginary forest. In this forestry lesson, students discuss timber management techniques and develop a list of pros and cons for the techniques. They develop a management plan for an imaginary forest based on the discussion.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Learners investigate claims of medicinal plants found in the rain forest. In this research skills lesson, students examine the validity of Internet sources as they visit websites in search of information about rain forest plants that are used or could be used in medicines.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Students explore nature by participating in a poetry writing activity. In this forest investigation lesson, students identify images and feelings they experienced while they were in a forest on a class trip. Students identify poetry forms and write both Haiku and Cinquain poems based on natural elements.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 11 Downloads
The Rain Forest of Costa Rica
Fifth graders examine and discuss the topography, climate, natural resources and artwork of Costa Rica. They develop a diagram of the layers of the rain forest, and design a tourist brochure or advertisement promoting Costa Rica's natural resources.
5th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Accident in the Forest
Young scholars complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Accident in the Forest. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
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
Finding Out About The Forest
Students investigate a local forest ecosystem and discover the biotic and abiotic parts of the forest. Students observe the groundcover, understory, and canopy layers as well as collect leaves and bark in order to identify trees in the forest as part of the "Finding Out About Forests" project.
6th - 8th Science 10 Views 126 Downloads
Forest Loss Slows as Asian Nations Plant
Students survey the loss of forests around the world. In this environmental lesson, students read an article that outlines how forests are being lost and government interaction which encourages forests to be rebuilt. Activities to reinforce the reading include class discussion, brainstorming, vocabulary, compare and contrasting and a quiz.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Forest Food Chains and Webs
Students explore forest ecological systems. In this ecology lesson, students classify forest plants and animals according to their ecological roles. Students play a related vocabulary guessing game. Students choose a card on which a forest component is written, and construct an ecological web by passing a ball of string to illustrate the relationships between producers and consumers.
1st - 2nd Science 5 Views 72 Downloads