Forests Ontario

Resources: Lesson Plans

Leaf Match

Grade 4 to Grade 6

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

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

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

Seed Forecasting

Junior to Grade 6

How to forecast seeds for future native tree planting.

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

Seed Germination

Junior to Grade 6

Environmental factors affecting seed germination will be explored.

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

Riparian Areas and Biodiversity

Grade 4 to Grade 6

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

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

Dendro Discs

Junior to Grade 6

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

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

Winter Choices to Make

Junior to Grade 6

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

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Science
  • Application
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Have I Got a Deal for You!

Grade 4 to Grade 6

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

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

Weird Wood Products

Junior to Grade 6

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

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

Branch Management

Grade 11 to Grade 12

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

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