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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 Career Chart

Grade 5 to Grade 12

There are lots of careers in the forestry field – and this handy chart can help you figure out which one is right for you. Whether you love the outdoors, love technology, or want to work in a lab, there is a career waiting for you in forestry!

  • Fact Sheets
  • Other
Rockin’ in the Real World: An Introduction to Aggregate Resources in Ontario

Rockin’ in the Real World: An Introduction to Aggregate Resources in Ontario

Grade 9 to Grade 12

Aggregates play an important role in our daily lives. From the construction of roads and buildings, to cleaning sewage systems, aggregates are used in a variety of ways; however their extraction can pose serious environmental challenges.  This resource will explore the role of aggregates in society, the extraction process and how the environmental impacts of their removal are mitigated.

  • Study Guides
  • Science

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

Grade 1 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

Tree Keys

Grade 5 to Grade 8

Students will develop the observation and classification skills necessary to identify trees by developing tree identification keys. This is an indoor/outdoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • biology
  • Science
  • classification
  • Observation