Students examine soil in forests looking for animals and insects. They divide the animals based on their number of legs and draw the animal they have collected.
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Who Speaks for the Trees?
Help young conservationists appreciate the important role that trees play in ecosystems around the world with this collection of six engaging activities. From a shared reading and class discussion of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, to in an depth...
Pre-K - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Impact of Climate Change on the Mountain Pine Beetle and Westerns Forests
In the Western Forests there lives a beetle, a mountain pine beetle. Explore the ways in which a once manageable beetle population has grown to unmanageable numbers because of climate change in forest regions. After examining case study...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
California Kelp Forest Restoration
This unit is so cool, you won't be able to "kelp" yourself! Intended for all grades, this science and activity guide for teachers offers a unique opportunity to understand kelp's role as a valuable ecological resource. Teachers and...
K - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Ecosystem Interdependence: Managing Salmon for Healthy Forests
Examine the impact the fishing industry has on local ecosystems. The hands-on instructional activity begins with an experiment that tests the effectiveness of fish-based fertilizers. It continues with a computer-based module that...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
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...
7 mins 8th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable