Forests Ontario

Weird Wood Flashcards – Sr

Activities

Have you ever wondered where the man-made things around you come from? All of them had to come from somewhere. These fun flashcards cards can be printed and will help you learn where everyday wood products come from. You may even find the some surprising items are made with wood.

Tree Wheel

Activities

The Tree Wheel makes tree identification fun and easy! Download this version and make your own.

Dendro Discs

Lesson Plans

Examine the cross-section of a tree, determine its age, and make inferences about a tree’s growth.

  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Fine Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Application
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Numeracy
  • Outdoor Education

Leaf Match

Lesson Plans

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

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

Tree Waterworks

Lesson Plans

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

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

Fire Feelings

Lesson Plans

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

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

International Year of Forests

Lesson Plans

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

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

How Forests Affect the Environment

Lesson Plans

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

  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Science
  • Application

How Trees Grow

Lesson Plans

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

  • Geography
  • Science
  • Communication
  • Outdoor Education

Fighting Fire

Fact Sheets

Students will understand the various factors involved in suppressing forest fires.

  • English/Language Arts
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Literacy
  • Reading
  • Writing

Riparian Areas and Biodiversity

Lesson Plans

This lesson plan looks into the unique biodiversity found in riparian areas.

  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Science
  • Application
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Seed Germination

Lesson Plans

Environmental factors affecting seed germination will be explored.

  • Indoors
  • biology
  • Critical Thinking
  • Inquiry
  • Measurement
  • Observation
  • Research

Winter Choices to Make

Lesson Plans

Students will have the opportunity to discover and observe how buds grow into leaves.

  • Indoors
  • Science
  • Application
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Have I Got a Deal for You!

Lesson Plans

Students will explore the importance of habitat for a variety of species. This is an indoor activity.

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

Weird Wood Products

Lesson Plans

Students will explore the importance of plants to other living things by investigating a particular product made from trees. This is an indoor activity.

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

Branch Management

Lesson Plans

Students will research and analyze the social, economic and environmental impacts of forest management activities. This is an indoor activity. **The background for the lesson plan is Ontario specific, but activity can be adapted to all provinces

  • Indoors
  • Business/Economics
  • Careers
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Application
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Forest Regions of Canada

Lesson Plans

The different forest regions of Canada will be explored.

  • Indoors
  • English/Language Arts
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Application
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Outdoor Education
  • Writing

Seed Collections

Lesson Plans

The diversity of seeds and seed dispersal is explored

  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • biology
  • Math
  • Science
  • Application
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Measurement
  • Numeracy
  • Outdoor Education

Seed Forecasting

Lesson Plans

How to forecast seeds for future native tree planting.

  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • biology
  • Science
  • Application
  • Critical Thinking
  • Inquiry
  • Observation
  • Outdoor Education

Reaching New Heights

Activities

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

  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Math
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Numeracy
  • Outdoor Education

Jack Pine Pop Cones

Lesson Plans

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

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

A Forest of Music

Lesson Plans

Students will learn about the importance of trees in Aboriginal culture and create short compositions using tree parts as instruments.

  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Fine Arts
  • Collaboration
  • Communication

Your Natural History

Lesson Plans

Students will research and discover the forest history of their region. This is an indoor activity.

  • Indoors
  • English/Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Communication
  • Reading
  • Writing

Drawing the Seasons

Lesson Plans

Students will explore seasonal changes in nature through art. This is an outdoor activity.

  • Outdoors
  • Fine Arts
  • Communication
  • Writing

Consumption of Wood Products

Lesson Plans

Students explore the idea of manufacturing, consumption and product lifecycle specifically looking at the usage of every day wood products.

  • Indoors
  • Social Studies
  • Communication

Tree Planting and Linear Systems

Other

This lesson requires students to use a number of different concepts in the realm of analytic geometry.

  • Indoors
  • Math
  • Application
  • Numeracy

A Tree In A Forest

Lesson Plans

This is a cross-curricular language/science lesson which incorporates reading and writing to learn about the life cycle of trees and how they interact with their surroundings.

  • Indoors
  • English/Language Arts
  • Science
  • Application
  • Reading
  • Writing

Circle and Cylinder GeomeTREE

Lesson Plans

Students will travel outside the classroom and begin an investigation of the many geometrical properties of circles by measuring the circumference of local trees.

  • Indoors
  • Math
  • Application
  • Numeracy

Forest Soundscape

Lesson Plans

Students will be able to connect with the world around them to express themselves musically, as well broaden their personal definition of what music encompasses. This is an indoor activity.

  • Indoors
  • English/Language Arts
  • Fine Arts
  • Communication
  • Reading

Forest Succession

Lesson Plans

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

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