Forests Ontario

Resources: Lesson Plans

Reforestation

Grade 7 to Grade 10

Students will create an environmentally and economically effective plan for regenerating a harvested area and understand common methods of reforestation.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Business/Economics
  • Geography
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Application
  • Numeracy
  • Outdoor Education
  • Social Action

The Lorax

Grade 4 to Grade 6

To give students an opportunity to recognize the importance of managing our forests.

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

Cutting Styles

Grade 7 to Grade 12

To appreciate that because of ecological, economic, and social reasons, different forest types require different methods of harvesting and to familiarize students with the four harvesting techniques used in Canada.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Social Studies
  • Application
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Pulp to Paper

Grade 7 to Grade 12

To understand the importance of the chemical lignin to pulp and paper production and to simulate the age-old process of papermaking by making new paper from old.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Communication
  • Literacy
  • Writing

Leaf Match

Grade 4 to Grade 6

Recognize that leaves come in different shapes and sizes and that these characteristics can help to identify the tree.

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

Tree Waterworks

Grade 7 to Grade 10

Observe and understand the important of the transpiration process in green plants by conducting an experiment showing water vapour loss from leaves.

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

Fire Feelings

Grade 4 to Grade 6

Students will understand positive and negative effects of wildfire and will begin to form their own opinions about fire ecology.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Fine Arts
  • Science
  • Application
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking

International Year of Forests

Junior to Grade 6

A lesson plan created to celebrate International Biodiversity Day and the International Year of Forests.

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

How Forests Affect the Environment

Grade 7 to Grade 12

Students will learn to appreciate that trees are complex organisms that play a vital role in the environment.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Science
  • Application

How Trees Grow

Grade 7 to Grade 10

To understand some of the factors that affect tree growth by observing changes in dormant twigs.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Communication
  • Outdoor Education