Comparing a Native vs. Planted Forest
Sixth graders identify characters of planted and native forests by examining differences between them and analyze bio-diversity through quadrant investigation. They describe the benefits and necessity of biodiversity.
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Ecosystem Interdependence: Managing Salmon for Healthy Forests
Examine the impact the fishing industry has on local ecosystems. The hands-on lesson begins with an experiment that tests the effectiveness of fish-based fertilizers. It continues with a computer-based module that simulates sustainable...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
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...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
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...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Which Came First - The Rain or the Rainforest?
When in drought, plant a tree! A creative video lesson explains how trees of the rainforest create rain as a byproduct of photosynthesis. Without trees, the rainforests would not exist which is a real problem in regions where logging...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Marine & Aquatic Habitats Activities - Terrestrial Forests vs. Kelp Forests
Learners discuss concept and specificity of habitats, both marine and terrestrial, list similarities and differences in the habitats of a kelp forest and a terrestrial forest, compare types of organisms that occupy corresponding types of...
6th - 8th Science