What is a Forest?
- Students will gain an understanding of the
components of a forest.
- Students will learn to look at features
of a tree and relate them to the key
in the “Tree Book” as a means of identifying a tree.
will begin to develop an understanding of the vocabulary used
when discussing the forest and the industries related to forestry.
- What is a forest?
(What is a forest made up of? What are the components of a forest?)
can we identify the various trees that exist in a forest?
Setting the stage: (approx. lesson time: 1+ hr.)
- Part I- (allow
20-30 min.) Have the students brainstorm to identify to the
components of a forest and discuss the format of this unit.
II- Have the students, in small groups, examine tree branches
explore ways of comparing trees. Try to have at least two types
coniferous trees and two types of deciduous trees (with leaves).
|NOTE: If it is winter, do this lesson
using several different coniferous
samples. You will need a set of samples for each group. These may be
provided for you by contacting a local forest educator at least 2 weeks prior
to the lesson. You will also want to arrange for the samples needed for the
Tree ID lesson.
- a board or overhead projector
- the poster “Between the
- sets of tree samples (one set per group)
- each group will need a recorder with a paper and pencil
books (6 are provided). If you require more, contact your local
educator to see if you can borrow extras or photocopy
the pages you will
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