The Networked Beauty of Forests

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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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Many links to other videos and articles are provided 
  • Editable questions can be used for assessment or class discussion
  • A stirring and hopeful speech on the effects of deforestation
Cons

  • The audience appears to be a middle school group, who are not particularly engaged by the topic; it is probably best used with high schoolers