Forests Ontario

Resources: Lesson Plans

Predicting the Impacts of Change

Grade 7 to Grade 10

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

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

Private Woodlands: Challenges and Solutions

Grade 7 to Grade 10

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

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

The Choice is Ours

Grade 7 to Grade 10

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

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

Mini-Forest in the Schoolyard

Grade 4 to Grade 6

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

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

Seed Secrets

Junior to Grade 6

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

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

Shelter Me

Grade 4 to Grade 6

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.

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

Hot Stuff!

Grade 4 to Grade 10

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.

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

Invent a Forest Creature

Grade 4 to Grade 10

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

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

Maple Sugar Bush Activities

Junior to Grade 6

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

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

The Eco-Buddy System

Junior to Grade 3

Students will explore their own sense of community and demonstrate an awareness that animals and plants depend on their environment to meet their basic needs. This is an indoor/outdoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Fine Arts
  • Health and PE
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Application
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Outdoor Education