Forests Ontario

The Wonderful World of Seeds

Lesson Plans

Seed germination will be observed and described. Students will design experiments, testing their hypothesis for each one. This is an indoor activity.

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

Nature’s Drinking Straws

Lesson Plans

Students will investigate how trees draw water from the soil, and will understand how plants are part of the water cycle. This is an indoor activity.

  • Indoors
  • Science
  • Application
  • Collaboration

Not All Plants are Created Equal

Lesson Plans

Students will be familiarized with the characteristics of trees in order to assist with tree identification. This is an indoor/outdoor activity.

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

Predicting the Impacts of Change

Lesson Plans

A woodland ecosystem example will be researched by assessing the impact of potential natural and/or technological change. This is an indoor activity.

  • Indoors
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Social Action

Private Woodlands: Challenges and Solutions

Lesson Plans

Students will design methodologies to implement and evaluate their proposed actions. This is an indoor activity.

  • Indoors
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Application
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Literacy
  • Social Action

The Choice is Ours

Lesson Plans

Students will be given a forest managements scenario and will use problem-solving skills to provide solutions. This is an indoor activity.

  • Indoors
  • Business/Economics
  • Social Studies
  • Application
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Reading
  • Social Action

The Importance of Forests

Lesson Plans

An appreciation of the importance of forests in our daily lives will be encouraged. This is an indoor activity.

  • Indoors
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Trees at Home

Lesson Plans

Students will develop an awareness that animals and plants depend on their environment to meet their basic needs. This is an indoor activity. **This plan is Ontario specific, see Forest Regions of Canada

  • Indoors
  • Geography
  • Application
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Outdoor Education

Forest Folks

Lesson Plans

Jobs that depend on the forest will be explored and examined. This is an indoor/outdoor activity.

  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Business/Economics
  • Careers
  • Social Studies
  • Communication
  • Outdoor Education

Paths to the Forest

Fact Sheets

The social, economic and environmental impacts of forest management activities will be researched and analyzed. This is an indoor activity.

  • Indoors
  • Business/Economics
  • Careers
  • Social Studies
  • Communication
  • Literacy
  • Writing

Trees Need Us, We Need Trees

Lesson Plans

Students will plant and care for trees. This is an indoor/outdoor activity.

  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Health and PE
  • Science
  • Application
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Outdoor Education
  • Social Action

Curious About Cones

Lesson Plans

Different types of cones will be collected, observed and identified. This is an indoor/outdoor activity.

  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Science
  • Communication
  • Outdoor Education
  • Reading

Hot Stuff!

Lesson Plans

The effects of fire on habitats will be observed and a new creature that has adapted to the environmental changes will be created. This is an indoor activity.

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

Invent a Forest Creature

Lesson Plans

The concept of an ecological niche within the forest community will be explored. This is an indoor activity.

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

Maple Sugar Bush Activities

Lesson Plans

The process of turning maple sap into maple sugar is explored. This is an outdoor activity.

  • English/Language Arts
  • Fine Arts
  • Geography
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Application
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Numeracy
  • Outdoor Education
  • Writing

Mini-Forest in the Schoolyard

Lesson Plans

A small scale environment will be observed. This is an outdoor activity.

  • Outdoors
  • Fine Arts
  • Science
  • Application
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Outdoor Education

Seed Secrets

Lesson Plans

The internal part of a seed will be observed, as will how the seed germinates. This is an indoor activity.

  • Indoors
  • Science
  • Application
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Shelter Me

Lesson Plans

A schoolyard habitat and a forest habitat will be investigated and compared, as well as the species found in each location. This is an outdoor activity.

  • Outdoors
  • English/Language Arts
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Application
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Numeracy
  • Outdoor Education

Autumn Adventures

Lesson Plans

Students will gain an understanding of why leaves change colour and what happens to them after they fall. This is an indoor/outdoor activity.

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