Forests Ontario

Tree Sampling

Forest Education Resources

Students will use a woodlot inventory as the context for learning about continuous one-variable data and standard deviation. This is an indoor activity.

  • Indoors
  • Math
  • Numeracy
  • Problem Solving
  • Lesson Plans

Life As A Tree

Forest Education Resources

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.

  • Indoors
  • Science
  • Lesson Plans

Tree Keys

Forest Education Resources

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

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

Urban Forests and the Emerald Ash Borer

Forest Education Resources

This lesson plan is an introduction to the benefits provided by urban forests and what makes an urban forest healthy. It explores issues of biodiversity and invasive species. Using the example of EAB, we will learn about the effect of invasive species on the urban forest and what we can do about it. This is an indoor/outdoor activity.

  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • biology
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Application
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Lesson Plans

Forest Soundscape

Forest Education Resources

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
  • Lesson Plans

The Success of Tree Seeds

Forest Education Resources

Students will learn to estimate the potential seed crop and its monetary value from a coniferous tree species in a specific area. This is an indoor/outdoor activity.

  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Business/Economics
  • Math
  • Application
  • Numeracy
  • Lesson Plans

A Forest of Music

Forest Education Resources

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
  • Lesson Plans

Your Natural History

Forest Education Resources

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
  • Lesson Plans

Drawing the Seasons

Forest Education Resources

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

  • Outdoors
  • Fine Arts
  • Communication
  • Writing
  • Lesson Plans

Consumption of Wood Products

Forest Education Resources

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

  • Indoors
  • Social Studies
  • Communication
  • Lesson Plans