Forests Ontario

Resources: Lesson Plans

Soil Solutions

Grade 9 to Grade 12

Students will explore how plant growth can be affected by soil and soil health.

  • Lesson Plans
  • biology
  • Application
  • Critical Thinking
  • Observation
  • Research

Old Trees, Old Tales – Sr

Grade 9 to Grade 12

Students will learn about the history of Sherwood Forest and how its management differs from modern day forests. Students will also research the stories behind significant local trees.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • History
  • Lanuage Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Inquiry
  • Research
  • Writing

Putting Down Roots

Junior to Intermediate

Students will learn about the diversity of native Ontario tree species as well as their specific habitat requirements. Students will apply their reading and deduction skills to determine which habitat is most suitable for each tree species.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Reading

Old Trees, Old Tales – Jr

Grade 1 to Grade 3

Students will learn about the history of Sherwood Forest and discover the stories behind significant local trees.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • English/Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Inquiry
  • Observation
  • Public Speaking
  • Research
  • Writing

Taking Stock

Grade 9 to Grade 12

Students will learn the importance of conducting an urban tree inventory and will undertake a simplified inventory to assess the health of a local forest.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • Social Studies
  • Application
  • Measurement
  • Observation

Forest Nutrient Cycling

Grade 9 to Grade 12

Students will be introduced to organic plant matter recycling in forest ecosystems. They will learn about the importance of dead material in forests and the role of decomposers .

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • Science
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Observation
  • Problem Solving

Back In My Day…

Grade 6 to Grade 12

Students will describe the differences between historical and current logging practices in Algonquin Park. This is an indoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Drama
  • History
  • Social Studies
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Public Speaking

Forest Values

Grade 6 to Grade 8

Students will participate in a role-playing exercise to appreciate that forests provide a variety of benefits including economic, ecological, recreational and wildlife habitat values. This is an indoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Social Studies
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Public Speaking

Tree Sampling

Grade 9 to Grade 12

Students will use a woodlot inventory as the context for learning about continuous one-variable data and standard deviation. This is an indoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Math
  • Numeracy
  • Problem Solving

Life As A Tree

Junior to Grade 3

Students will learn about the significance and function of tree rings, cambium and heartwood and later use this knowledge to create their own model of their “life as a tree” to share with classmates. This is an indoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Science