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Focus on Forests: K-12 Combined Lessons (37MB pdf download)

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1 to 5 Science AN 2.1 Groundhog Day (learning about ground hog habits)
9 to 12 Science ES20-TE2 Non-Timber Forest Products (discover valuable things in the forest)
9 to 12 Science ES20-TE1 Forest management and soil issues (the importance of soil protection in the forest industry)
9 to 12 Science ES20-TE3 Mammals in the forest, habitat changes (as forests change so do the animals that fit the new habitats)
1 to 5 Science AN 2.1 The Buffalo/Bison (Why the name is really Bison)
1 to 5 Science AN 2.2 Animal Growth and Change (comparing animal habitats to human ones)
1 to 5 Science AN 2.2 Life Cycle of a Chicken (Understanding egg-chick-chicken cycle) (Video of “The story of Penny the chicken”)
1 to 5 Science AN 2.3 Snakes (Characteristics of snakes, worksheet and craft)
1 to 5 Science AN 2.3 Snow Fleas (discovering these small creatures)
1 to 5 Science AW 2.1 Water Cycle (review sheet, canoe craft and poem)
1 to 5 Science DS 1.1 Hibernation (why certain animals hibernate)
1 to 5 Science HC 4.1 Predator and Prey (Learning about animal life and some terms)
1 to 5 Science HC 4.2 Worms (Learning the value of earthworms)
1 to 5 Science HC 4.3 Fire used for Bison Habitat (how Bison habitat was restored traditionally)
1 to 5 Science HC 4.3 Forest Harvesting (learning about why trees are harvested)
1 to 5 Science LS 2.1 The Fire Triangle (students see, feel and smell fire learning)
1 to 5 Science LT 1.1 The Spruce Tree and the Chickadee (learning about evergreen trees)
1 to 5 Science LT 1.1 Hare or a Rabbit (observing the differences between these common animals)
1 to 5 Science MC 5.3 Climate change and trees (The role of trees in reducing climate change)
1 to 5 Science PL 3.1 Apple Trees (learning about fruit trees and labeling an example)
1 to 5 Science PL 3.1 Discovering Seeds (seeing the beginnings of a plant)
1 to 5 Science PL 3.1 Evergreen Trees (why needle bearing trees are called evergreen and facts about them)
1 to 5 Science PL 3.1 How our plant grew (observations and charting of a growing lima bean)
1 to 5 Science PL 3.1 Plants and how they Move (demonstrating ways seeds are spread)
1 to 5 Science PL 3.1 The Jack pine tree and it’s cones (why jackpine cones need heat to open) (includes a powerpoint showing the jackpine story)
1 to 5 Science RM 4.1 Rock Testing (exploring the physical properties of rocks) (includes a page for rock chart)
1 to 5 Science RM 4.3 Wind erosion reduction lesson (why wind erosion can be a problem and what to do)
1 to 5 Science WE 5.1 What’s with the Weather (how weather forms, including high pressure)
1 to 5 Science WE 5.3 Can Wildfires cause Weather Changes (understanding winds created by forest fires)
1 to 5 Science DS 1.1 Seasonal Changes (observing and drawing trees)
1 to 5 Science LT 1.1 Tree Parts Pageant (students act out the parts of a tree)
1 to 5 Science HC 4.2 Habitat Adaptations (how animals are adapted to thier habitats)
6 to 8 Science DL 6.1 Closer Look At Trees (parts of a tree and how it grows)
6 to 8 Science IE 7.3 Climate Change (how trees help reduce CO2 and help slow climate change)
6 to 8 Science IE 7.4 What does the forest mean to you (exploring values people place on the forests)
6 to 8 Science DL 6.2 The Trees of the Boreal Forest (learning to identify different trees)
6 to 8 Science DL 6.2 Biodiversity in an ecosystem (why biodiversity is important)
6 to 8 Science HT 7.1 Characteristics of Wildfire (fire triangle and forest fire knowledge)
6 to 8 Science DL 6.5 Forest Decay (an experiment showing the composition of soil)
6 to 8 Science DL 6.1 Flowers (the parts of a flower and their function)
6 to 8 Science IE 7.1 First Nations World Views (using story telling to explain sites in nature)
6 to 8 Science CS 8.1 Plant Cells vs Animal Cells (creating models of plant and animal cells)
6 to 8 Science DL 6.2 Organizing the Forest (learning how we classify organisms in science)
6 to 8 Science WS 8.1 Potential Impacts on Water from forest industry operations(learning about the importance of riparean areas)
6 to 8 Science EC 7.2 Soil affected by wildfire (exploring how soil is changed by different wildfires)
6 to 8 Science IE 7.2 Ecosystem Classification – Sask. (studying the ecoregions and how they are classified)
6 to 8 Science DL 6.4 Wildfire and Animals (learning about how animals escape wildfire using a power point Power Point -Wildfire and Animals (click and it will download)
6 to 8 Science WS 8.1 Plants in the Water Cycle (showing how water flows through plants by creating color flowers)
6 to 8 Science IE 7.4 Wildfire-Protect your community (how homes and communities can plan for fire risks)
6 to 8 Science IE 7.4 Researching Ecological Succession (studying how a forest regenerates after a wildfires)
6 to 8 Science IE 7.1 & CH 7.2 Traditional Medicinal plants (exploring first nations use of plants including art work)
6 to 8 Science HT 7.1 Wildfire Overload (heat transfer, wildfire risks and changes to the forest caused by human actions)
6 to 8 Science IE 7.2 Trees, what’s there to know (researching the parts and funtions of trees)
6 to 8 Science IE 7.2 Learning about ecosystems (discovering what makes up an ecosystem)
6 to 8 Science IE 7.2 Alley Cropping – Orchard & Garden (discovering Alley Cropping and planning a project) Power Point -Agroforestry-Alley Cropping (click and it will download)
6 to 8 Science IE 7.3 Soil what’s important Learning about the make up of soil)
General Animal Badger
General Animal Wolf Facts
General Animal Lynx
General Animal Red Fox
General Animal Muskrat
General Animal River Otter
General Animal Porcupine
General Animal White tailed Jack Rabbit
General Animal Raccoon
General Animal Coyote
General Animal Red Squirrel
General Animal Short Tailed Weasel
General Animal Striped Skunk
General Animal Snowshoe Hare
General Animal Fisher
General Animal Bobcat
General Activity First Nations Story – The Legend of the TAMARAK
6 to 8 Activity First Nations Story – The Legend of the TAMARAK
9 to 12 Activity First Nations Story – The Legend of the TAMARAK
6 to 8 Activity Activity on Carbon Dioxide in the Air (most suitable for older elementary & middle year students)
9 to 12 Activity Natural Resources Careers – Learning about careers activity
1 to 5 Activity Plant puzzle very young
6 to 8 Activity Birds of Passage (showing how birds migrate and problems arising)
9 to 12 Activity Tree Home Habitats (activity where students learn the needs of different trees)
6 to 8 Activity Paper “Birch” Bark Cup (making a cup out of paper simulating a birch cup)
1 to 5 Activity Paper “Birch” Bark Cup (making a cup out of paper simulating a birch cup)
6 to 8 Activity The Forest Sponge (experiment showing how trees prevent erosion and filter water)
1 to 5 Activity Building a Triarama
6 to 8 Activity Building a Triarama
1 to 5 Activity Game-Fox and the Ground Squirrel (game that teachers about preditors and prey in nature)
6 to 8 Activity Game-Fox and the Ground Squirrel (game that teachers about preditors and prey in nature)
6 to 8 Activity Tree songs examples
1 to 5 Activity The strenght of a tree branch activity (demonstration of the strengh of tree branches)
6 to 8 Activity The strenght of a tree branch activity (demonstration of the strengh of tree branches)
6 to 8 Activity Sawmill Math sheet (using a log to show how math is used in forestry)
6 to 8 Activity Birch Bark Canoe Activity
1 to 5 Activity Snow Flea
1 to 5 Activity The Forest Sponge
9 to 12 Activity Beautiful Berries (unscrambling letters to find names of fruit)
6 to 8 Activity Biodiversity Activity (showing students how biodiversity stop the spread of diseases)
9 to 12 Activity Biodiversity Activity (showing students how biodiversity stop the spread of diseases)
6 to 8 Activity Wind wheel making (make a wind wheel to find out how hard the wind is blowing)
6 to 8 Activity carbon activity
6 to 8 Activity Seed card
6 to 8 Activity stick pictures
1 to 5 Activity stick pictures
1 to 5 Activity The Legend of the Tamarak
1 to 5 Activity Wind wheel making (make a wind wheel to find out how hard the wind is blowing)
6 to 8 Activity Colored flowers (showing how water and dye flows up into flowers)
1 to 5 Activity rock activity
1 to 5 Activity Snake Maze (handout to try and find path)
1 to 5 Activity Making a Groundhog puppet
1 to 5 Activity Birch Bark Canoe Activity
1 to 5 Activity Wind wheel making (make a wind wheel to find out how hard the wind is blowing)
1 to 5 Activity carbon activity
1 to 5 Activity hares and rabbits
1 to 5 Activity needs versus wants
9 to 12 Activity Elements game (in a circle students call out animals, birds, fish etc to help remember species)
6 to 8 Activity Elements game (in a circle students call out animals, birds, fish etc to help remember species)
9 to 12 Activity Homemade Clinometer (creating a measureing tool to figure out how tall trees are)
6 to 8 Activity Homemade Clinometer (creating a measureing tool to figure out how tall trees are)
9 to 12 Activity Wheel Card Activity for high school Climate Change lesson (students create a wheel card to measure climate change activities)
9 to 12 Cross Curricular CCA10/1 Arbor Day (students decide on an arbor day event and create publicity for it)
9 to 12 Cross Curricular SS & Geo 10 GIS geography and social studies (students learn what GIS is and how it is used)
9 to 12 Cross Curricular FM20.3 & WA20.3 Measuring the Forest (learning about wood volume in trees and tools foresters use)
9 to 12 Cross Curricular J20 & CS20 Wildfire Reporting (students create a response paper dealing with the wildfire crisis in Saskatchewan
9 to 12 Cross Curricular CC9.1 Fighting forest fires (what it takes to have a career as a wildfire fighter)
9 to 12 Science SCI10-CD1 Christmas Trees-Decisions (class debate on the benefits of using real vs artificial trees)
9 to 12 Science SCI10-CD1 The northern march of Ticks (Students learn about the Ticks in Saskatchewan and the possibility of Lyme disease)
Power Point-The northern march of ticks (click and it will download)
9 to 12 Science SCI10-CD2 Using Latitude and Longitude (students review how this system is set up with goal of using GPS)
9 to 12 Science SCI10-CD3 Identifying Plants (students use and create a dichotomous key)
9 to 12 Science SCI10-CD3 The Trees of the Boreal Forest (common tree species in the boreal forest)
9 to 12 Science SCI10-CD3 & ES20-TE3 Woodland Caribou lesson (students learn about the caribou situation and create a group powerpoint)
9 to 12 Science SCI10-CD4 Mountain Pine Beetle (insect epidemic that is killing pine trees)
9 to 12 Science SCI10-CD4 & ES20-TE2 Natural forest pattern approach (understanding why forest management follows natural patterns)
PowerPoint -Natural Forest Pattern approach (click and it will download)
9 to 12 Science ES20-TE2 Forest Changes-always happening (understanding that the forests are constantly changing) PowerPoint -Forest Changes (click and it will download).
9 to 12 Science SCI10-CI1 Unique Occupations in Natural Resources
9 to 12 Science ES20-HP1 Genetically Modified Food (human changes to natural plants)
9 to 12 Science ES20-IN1 Fire-First Nations understanding and use (looking at how First Nations used fire historically to attract animals and improve ecosystems)
9 to 12 Science ES20-IN1 Forestry-exploring the wood waste issue (research assignment where students find uses for wood waste materials)
9 to 12 Science ES20-IN1 Saskatchewan-Managing our Forests (students learn what regulations are in place to properly manage Saskatchewan forests)
9 to 12 Science ES20-IN1 Using Science to Solve Environmental Issues (students research which type of groups receive grants when researching how to improve the environment)
9 to 12 Science ES20-TE2 Forestry Practices (group opinions are explained and defended on clear cutting forests)
9 to 12 Science SCI10-CD1 Harvesting wood in Saskatchewan
PowerPoint -Harvesting wood in Sk.(click and it will download)
9 to 12 Science ES20-AS1 Wildfire Airquality (students learn about what is in wildfire smoke)
9 to 12 Science SCI10-CD3 & Math P9.1 Dutch Elm Disease Dilemma (comparing strategies and the costs of saving urban trees)
9 to 12 Science SCI10-CD3 & ES20-TE3 Biodiversity in the boreal forest (students learn and appreciate what biodiversity is)
9 to 12 Science SCI10-CD3 & ES20-TE3 Critiquing Pest Control Tactics (students analyze methods to control pests and diseases in plants)
9 to 12 Science ES20-TE3 Disturbances in the boreal forest (exploring types of disturbances you find in forests)
9 to 12 Science SCI10-CD1 & ES20-TE2 Human impact on ecosystems (how human policy effects natural ecosystems)
9 to 12 Science SCI10-CD1 & ES20-HP1 Natural vs Man Made Disturbances in Forest (comparing wildfires to harvesting)
9 to 12 Science SCI10-CD3 & ES20-TE3 Understanding Ecoystems of Saskatchewan (identifying the different ecoregions)
9 to 12 Science SCI10-CD4 & ES20-HP1 Wildfire a Provincial Responsibility (exploring the Saskatchewan Governments role in wildfire management)
9 to 12 Science SCI10-CD1 Human Caused Climate Change with a Global Warming Wheel Card (looking at what is climate change) Wheel card activity for H.C. climate change lesson
9 to 12 Science SCI10-CD1 Interdependency in our Environment (using the symbol of the Sacred Circle to exam relationships)
9 to 12 Science SCI10-CD2 The importance of Wetlands (1st Nations story helps in understanding the need for wetlands)
9 to 12 Science SCI10-CD4 Trees, what’s there to know (students research the parts and functions of trees)
9 to 12 Science RE 9.3 Pollination and Fertilization (learning about fruit trees reproduction)
9 to 12 Science RE 9.3 Fruit bearing plants and their uses (identifying common fruit plants, learning the purpose of fruit for a plant)
9 to 12 Cross Curricular RW9.1 Forestry over time in Saskatchewan S.S.(the history of logging in Saskatchewan is analysed to create a project
Logging in Saskatchewan Document (10 pages)
9 to 12 Cross Curricular CR9.1 The Nisbet Fire Case Study (a fire is analaysed and an activity done to help understand the report)
REPORT to be used with this lesson, click here (Nisbet Fire)
1 to 5 Cross Curricular CP 3.7 Plant Art (drawing plants with increasing details)
1 to 5 Cross Curricular PA 3.1 Needs and Wants (demonstrating the difference between needs and wants)
1 to 5 Cross Curricular RW 5.1 Wood processing-environmentally friendly (learn the many things wood can be used for and always is renewable)
1 to 5 Cross Curricular DR 5.2 Replanting Harvested Trees (discovering why we must replant trees and follow the rules)
6 to 8 Cross Curricular IN 6.1 Using Talking Circle about our Environment
6 to 8 Cross Curricular LW 7.1 Becoming a wildfire fighter (students learn what it takes to be a wildfire fighter)
6 to 8 Cross Curricular DR 7.2 Stump to Store (students learn about some history of forest use)
6 to 8 Cross Curricular RW 8.3 Smoke Jumpers (students explore the facinating role of the early smoke jumpers in Saskatchewan)
General Forestry 20-30 Role Play Forestry Issues (students take on roles of people interested in forest use)
General Forestry 20-30 International Model Forest Network (students learn about what the Model Forest Network does in the world)
General Forestry 20-30 Prince Albert Model Forest (created in the 1990s and some of the projects they worked on
General Forestry 20-30 Changing Seasons Video Presentation (role of model forests in Canada) (English)
Changing Seasons Video Presentation (French)
General Forestry 20-30 Prince Albert Model Forest Projects Video
General Cross Curricular Practical and Applied Arts – Forestry, Wildlife Setting up a Survey Course
6 to 8 Cross Curricular DR 6.2 Smokey Bear Influences Behavior Changes S.S. (history of Smokey preventing fires campaign)
6 to 8 Science DL 6.1 Pollination and Fertilization (examining how plants reproduce)
6 to 8 Science IE 7.2 Creating an Orchard (recognize what it takes to grow fruit trees)
9 to 12 Science ES20-TE2 Products from Trees in SK. (Tree species size and products they can produce)
PowerPoint -Current Forest Industries in Saskatchewan (click and it will download)
9 to 12 Science SCI10-CD3 Forests Why Care (discovering the different values placed on forests)
9 to 12 Cross Curricular DR9.3 & SS10-Unit 1 Making Decisions (Mill closing) (how companies decide what industry they will close and how communities are affected) web
1 to 5 Science LT 1.1 & AN 2.1 Boreal Forest Animals (using a story students learn different animals features)
9 to 12 Science ES20-TE3 Why use controlled burns (how using burning can be useful)
6 to 8 Science HT 7.3 Firesmart (learning prevention of different types of fire)
6 to 8 Science EL 6.2 Lightning and Wildfires (exploring the power of lightning)
9 to 12 Science AE 9.1 Fire Chemistry (discovering the science behind fire)
1 to 5 Science WE 5.3 Drought and Fire Bans (learning about droughts and risks they cause) PowerPoint for -Drought and Fire Bans (click and it will download)