Forests Ontario

Resources: Lesson Plans

Circle and Cylinder GeomeTREE

Grade 7 to Grade 10

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

  • Lesson Plans
  • Other
  • Indoors
  • Math
  • Application
  • Numeracy

Jack Pine Pop Cones

Grade 4 to Grade 6

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

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

The Forest Sponge

Grade 4 to Grade 6

To give students an opportunity to demonstrate how forests can help prevent soil erosion.

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  • Indoors
  • English/Language Arts
  • Science
  • Application
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Literacy
  • Reading

Balancing Act

Grade 11 to Grade 12

Students will take on the role of a stakeholder in forest management and learn about the various goals of developing a management plan.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Business/Economics
  • Social Studies
  • Application
  • Collaboration
  • Communication

Alien Invaders

Grade 7 to Grade 12

Students will learn how to identify local invasive species and develop an invasive species plan.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Communication
  • Outdoor Education
  • Writing

Land Art

Junior to Grade 3

Students will learn about the natural world around them through the creation of land art and identification of materials used in their creations.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • English/Language Arts
  • Fine Arts
  • Science
  • Application
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Writing

Food Forest

Grade 4 to Grade 6

Through interactive activities, students will come to understand the importance of trees and the inter-connectedness of species contained within the forest food web.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Health and PE
  • Science
  • Application
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Forest Succession

Grade 7 to Grade 12

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

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

Reaching New Heights

Grade 7 to Grade 10

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

  • Activities
  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Math
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Numeracy
  • Outdoor Education

Cutting Styles

Grade 7 to Grade 12

To appreciate that because of ecological, economic, and social reasons, different forest types require different methods of harvesting and to familiarize students with the four harvesting techniques used in Canada.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Social Studies
  • Application
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking