Forests Ontario

Resources: Lesson Plans

The Forest Sponge

Grade 4 to Grade 6

To give students an opportunity to demonstrate how forests can help prevent soil erosion.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • English/Language Arts
  • Science
  • Application
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Literacy
  • Reading

Balancing Act

Grade 11 to Grade 12

Students will take on the role of a stakeholder in forest management and learn about the various goals of developing a management plan.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Business/Economics
  • Social Studies
  • Application
  • Collaboration
  • Communication

Alien Invaders

Grade 7 to Grade 12

Students will learn how to identify local invasive species and develop an invasive species plan.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Communication
  • Outdoor Education
  • Writing

Land Art

Junior to Grade 3

Students will learn about the natural world around them through the creation of land art and identification of materials used in their creations.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • English/Language Arts
  • Fine Arts
  • Science
  • Application
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Writing

Food Forest

Grade 4 to Grade 6

Through interactive activities, students will come to understand the importance of trees and the inter-connectedness of species contained within the forest food web.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Health and PE
  • Science
  • Application
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Forest Succession

Grade 7 to Grade 12

To understand that the forest is in a constant state of change by examining the stages of forest succession.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Outdoor Education

Reaching New Heights

Grade 7 to Grade 10

Students will use the basics of trigonometry to learn to measure the height of a tree.

  • Activities
  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Math
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Numeracy
  • Outdoor Education

Jack Pine Pop Cones

Grade 4 to Grade 6

To help students develop an understanding of fire as an agent of renewal in the natural world.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • English/Language Arts
  • Science
  • Application
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing

Tree Waterworks 2

Grade 7 to Grade 10

To explore the mechanisms by which water is transported throughout the tree.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Science
  • Application
  • Collaboration

Life History of a Tree

Grade 7 to Grade 10

Students will interpret the life history of a tree and to understand some of the factors that affect tree growth by examining tree cross-sections.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Science
  • Application
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing