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Bring forestry into your classroom with these comprehesive lesson plans for all ages!

Elementary School
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Elementary School

All Science Fair Projects
Science fair projects with complete instructions

Autumn Lessons and Resources: Teachervision.com Lesson Plans
Celebrate fall in your classroom with these creative and diverse activities.

Broom Forest: A Tall Trees Simulation: PBS TeacherSource
Teach your students about root support systems of tropical trees by constructing these models.

Learning from the Forest: Lessons by Teachers: Idaho Forest Products Commission
Take a look at these creative lessons plans you can use to bring forestry into your science and geography classes.

Photosynthesis: Don't "Leaf" Out Fall's Most Valuable Lesson!: Education World® Lesson Planning
Bring photosynthesis through this extensive list of science-, spelling- and art-related activities.

Project Learning Tree
Project Learning Tree® is an award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program for educators and students in PreK-grade 12. PLT, a program of the American Forest Foundation, is one of the most widely used environmental education programs in the United States and abroad. PLT continues to set the standard for environmental education excellence.

Rain Forest Curriculum: Rain Bird
Want to teach your students about rain forests? This site is full of activities and demonstrations for every grade level!

Rainforest: Teachervision.com Lesson Plans
Explore the plant and animal life as well as the diverse products native to the rain forest.

This lesson plan provides all the information you need to introduce redwoods to your students including background information, vocabulary words, an activity and more.

The Gateway to Educational Materials: TheGateway.org
Struggling to find the right lesson plan for your class? This site allows you to search for educational materials by subject and grade level.

The Importance of Trees: An AskERIC Lesson Plan
Take a look at this creative way to introduce photosynthesis and the role trees play in it.

The Temperate Forest Foundation Teacher Resources
Explore this site for Teachers' Tours, an education kit focused on North American Forests, trees, and wood products, and access to a wealth of information through the Eco-Link publications, award-winning videos, and other products.

Trees, Trees, Trees!!!!: An AskERIC Lesson Plan
The purpose of this activity is to increase your students' awareness and knowledge of trees.

Tree Measurement: An AskERIC Lesson Plan
Take this opportunity to introduce vertical and horizontal measurement of large objects with the help of a few trees.


Middle School

All Science Fair Projects
Science fair projects with complete instructions

Broom Forest: A Tall Trees Simulation: PBS TeacherSource
Teach your students about root support systems of tropical trees by constructing these models.

Build a Tree Ring Timeline: PBS TeacherSource
Discover how scientists use tree rings and other methods to date artifacts and events.

Learning from the Forest: Lessons by Teachers: Idaho Forest Products Commission
Take a look at these creative lessons plans that you can use to bring forestry into your science and math classes.

Project Learning Tree
Project Learning Tree® is an award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program for educators and students in PreK-grade 12. PLT, a program of the American Forest Foundation, is one of the most widely used environmental education programs in the United States and abroad. PLT continues to set the standard for environmental education excellence.

The Gateway to Educational Materials: TheGateway.org
Struggling to find the right lesson plan for your class? This site allows you to search for educational materials by subject and grade level.

The Temperate Forest Foundation Teacher Resources
Explore this site for Teachers' Tours, an education kit focused on North American Forests, trees, and wood products, and access to a wealth of information through the Eco-Link publications, award-winning videos, and other products.

Tree Measurement: An AskERIC Lesson Plan
Take this opportunity to introduce vertical and horizontal measurement of large objects with the help of a few trees.


High School

All Science Fair Projects
Science fair projects with complete instructions

Build a Tree Ring Timeline: PBS TeacherSource
Discover how scientists use tree rings and other methods to date artifacts and events.

Deforestation (A Unit Lesson Plan 2-3 Weeks): An AskERIC Lesson Plan
Explore what the forest has to offer, the production of forests products and what can be done to help sustain the forest.

Learning from the Forest: Lessons by Teachers: Idaho Forest Products Commission
Take a look at these creative lessons plans that you can use to bring forestry into your science, chemistry, industrial arts and math classes.

Project Learning Tree
Project Learning Tree® is an award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program for educators and students in PreK-grade 12. PLT, a program of the American Forest Foundation, is one of the most widely used environmental education programs in the United States and abroad. PLT continues to set the standard for environmental education excellence.

The Gateway to Educational Materials: TheGateway.org
Struggling to find the right lesson plan for your class? This site allows you to search for educational materials by subject and grade level.

The Rainforest, Raw Materials, and You: PBS TeacherSource
Learn about sustainable resources and identify products made from rainforest raw materials.

The Temperate Forest Foundation Teacher Resources
Explore this site for Teachers' Tours, an education kit focused on North American Forests, trees, and wood products, and access to a wealth of information through the Eco-Link publications, award-winning videos, and other products.

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