Forests Ontario

Resources: Lesson Plans

Forest Connections

Grade 4 to Grade 10

Forest ecosystem composition, structure and function will be examined. This is an indoor activity.

  • Fact Sheets
  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Science
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Kinesthetics

Hidden Colours of Leaves

Grade 7 to Grade 10

Leaf pigments will be examined. This is an indoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Science
  • Application
  • Communication

Turning Over a New Leaf

Grade 11 to Grade 12

Students will be introduced to forest biotechnology and they will establish a set of criteria to evaluate biotechnology activities. This is an indoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Science
  • Application
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Writing

From Buds To Leaves

Junior to Grade 3

Students will discover and observe how buds will turn into leaves. This is an indoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Fine Arts
  • Science
  • Application
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Outdoor Education

Let’s Look at Trees

Junior to Grade 3

Students will go on an outdoor adventure to compare the physical characteristics of trees, shrubs and other plants. This is an outdoor activity.

  • Fact Sheets
  • Lesson Plans
  • Outdoors
  • Fine Arts
  • Science
  • Application
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Outdoor Education

Forest Soils

Junior to Grade 3

The structure and formation of soils will be investigated. This is an indoor/outdoor activity.

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

Energize A Tree

Junior to Grade 6

Factors which affect the growth of a plant will be investigated. This is an indoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Math
  • Science
  • Application
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Nature’s Throwaways

Junior to Grade 3

The natural cycle of decay in the forest will be explored. This is an indoor/outdoor activity.

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

Focus on Forests: Teacher’s Toolbox

Junior to Grade 12

This toolbox is intended to assist teachers in using resources that introduce forests into the classroom. Each section has related Focus on Forests resources suggested as accompaniments to the subjects.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Other
  • Study Guides