Forests Ontario

Resources: Lesson Plans

Pulp to Paper

Grade 7 to Grade 12

To understand the importance of the chemical lignin to pulp and paper production and to simulate the age-old process of papermaking by making new paper from old.

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  • Indoors
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Communication
  • Literacy
  • Writing

Tree Waterworks 2

Grade 7 to Grade 10

To explore the mechanisms by which water is transported throughout the tree.

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  • Indoors
  • Science
  • Application
  • Collaboration

Life History of a Tree

Grade 7 to Grade 10

Students will interpret the life history of a tree and to understand some of the factors that affect tree growth by examining tree cross-sections.

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  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Science
  • Application
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing

Reforestation

Grade 7 to Grade 10

Students will create an environmentally and economically effective plan for regenerating a harvested area and understand common methods of reforestation.

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  • Indoors
  • Business/Economics
  • Geography
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Application
  • Numeracy
  • Outdoor Education
  • Social Action

The Lorax

Grade 4 to Grade 6

To give students an opportunity to recognize the importance of managing our forests.

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

Tree Waterworks

Grade 7 to Grade 10

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

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

Fire Feelings

Grade 4 to Grade 6

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

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

International Year of Forests

Junior to Grade 6

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

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

How Forests Affect the Environment

Grade 7 to Grade 12

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

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  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Science
  • Application

How Trees Grow

Grade 7 to Grade 10

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

  • Lesson Plans
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Communication
  • Outdoor Education