A Walk in the Woods

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Take class members on a field trip to the forest without leaving the classroom. Scholars learn content-related vocabulary and factors affecting forest health with class discussions and during a presentation. Scientists combine forestry knowledge with mapping and graphing skills to complete a worksheet activity.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Organize pupils into collaborative groups to complete the worksheet
  • Use a short True/False questionnaire to activate and assess prior knowledge 
Classroom Considerations
  • First installment in a consecutive series of six 
  • Provide extra support while completing graphs as needed
  • Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to play presentation
Pros
  • Detailed teacher notes provide step-by-step instructions for lesson use
  • Contains ideas for extension activities
Cons
  • None