Lesson Plans on Reforestation

The following is a collection of lesson plans and videos on reforestation for grades 6-12. The material has been divided into three sections:

Each section consists of a collection of lesson plans and a collection of videos. Each lesson plan is designated for certain grade(s) and shows the preparation and class activity time involved. A legend also indicates the need for computers, internet or equipment as well as the provision of handouts and associated videos.

The videos indicate the length and the links.

The materials represent a worldwide view of boreal, tropical and desert forests.

Lessons - Plants, Trees and Forests

Grades
Prep/
Activity Time
Require-
ments
- Students require computers
- Internet connection required
- Equipment / materials needed
 
- Worksheets / handouts included
- Video included
1-2
10 / 60
Rainforests: Looking into deforestation
6-8
10 / 60
Discover Rainforest Locations
6-11
20 / 120
Photosynthesis as seen from space
6-12
15 / 45
Stomata Printing: Microscope Investigation
9
Varied
The Great GPS Scavenger Hunt
9-12
Varied

Forestinfo.org (Variety of Lesson Plans)
9
20 / 3X
48 min
Seed Germination
6-12
Varied
American Society of Pant Biologists: Inquiry-based Activities for the 12 Principles of Plant Biology
6-8
Varied
Discovery Education: Unique Plants of the Biomes
11-12
60 min
Plants and trees Lesson Plan
11-12
4 min
Amazon, lungs of the planet
8+
Varies
*BBC Climate Challenge : Age group 14+*

BBC Climate Challenge is an online environmental game that focuses on policy and sustainable development over a 110 year period

3-5
Varies
*Energy Hog

It is an online environmental game designed for children consisting of 5 mini-games that teach children about wise energy use.

7+
Varies
Plan it green by National Geographic

Allows players to design and create their own energy-efficient city of the future!

5+
Varies
*Young Meteorologist *

Young Meteorologist Program takes you on a severe weather preparedness adventure where you'll encounter lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and winter storms.

Varies
Where river meets sea

A story based game where a girl helps save otters home.

3-6
45 mins
Tree Detectives
Participants practice observation skills and apply them to identifying trees in their neighborhood.
4-8
Varies
Natures Treasure Chest
1. To understand and appreciate the variety of forest products that we all use in our everyday lives. 2. To appreciate wood as one of earth's renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable resources. 3. To learn how paper is made.
Varies
Examining Reforestation Practices
Plant Wildlife Management &Forest Management
Varies
Urban Reforestation Lesson Plan
1. Learn what Native Flags is. 2. Understand the importance of native plants. 3. Learn about the negative effects humans can have on the environment.
Varies
Teaching About Mangroves
Benefits for People and the Environment, Reforestation Efforts and Experiences from San Agustin
1-2
Varies
Brazil Habitats Worksheet
4-8
Varies
Species and Climate Change Factsheet
4-8
Varies
Human Impacts on the Environment - Teacher notes
10-12
Varies
Teaching resources for 16-18 year olds

Our teaching resources for 16-18 year olds cover key science topics such as conservation, classification, Darwin and evolution. ARKive’s teaching resources are all free and feature the world’s best wildlife photos and videos, bringing science lessons to life.

8-10
Varies
Teaching resources for 14-16 year olds

Key science topics are explored within ARKive’s teaching resources for 14-16 year olds including Darwin and natural selection, human impacts on the environment, animal classification and adaptation.

5-8
Varies
Teaching resources for 11-14 year olds

ARKive's teaching resources for 11-14 year olds explore key science topics including endangered species, human impacts on the environment, animal classification and adaptation.

1-4
Varies
Teaching resources for 7-11 year olds

ARKive’s FREE teaching resources can be used to teach 7-11 year olds across the curriculum from maths and ICT to English and art, and feature the world’s best wildlife photos and videos.

K-1
Varies
Teaching resources for 5-7 year olds

ARKive’s teaching resources for 5-7 year olds cover key science topics such as nocturnal animals, penguins and adaptation. Our FREE teaching resources are packed full of the world’s best wildlife photos and videos, bringing lessons to life whatever the subject.

1-11
Varies
Tree related lesson plans for grades 1 -11

ReForest London is pleased to present this collection of tree-related lesson plans.

Upper
Varies
Air Polution by Stephen Levine
k-6
Varies
Environmental Lesson Plans In Collaboration with Friends of the Earth
6
2 Weeks
NGSS Environment Impact Project
K-2
1-2 class periods
Clean Water for Everyone Today and Tomorrow with Good Food Choices
Varies
Reforestation basics
9-12
Up to two weeks
Deforestation: Can We See the Forest for the Trees?
6-8
45 min
Reforestation: Impact On Climate

Videos - Plants, Trees and Forests

4 x 60 sec
Watching the Earth Breathe
3 min
The Living Soil Beneath Our Feet
10 min
World Resources Institute: Forest Team Part 1
2.5 min
World Resources Institute: Global Forest Watch | Monitoring Forests in Real Time
4.5 min
Urban Forests = Cleaner, Cooler Air
52 min
What Plants Talk About
3 min
Tree and Plant Life in the Jungle
59 min
The Magical Forest

Deforestation Lessons

Grades
Prep/
Activity Time
Require-
ments
- Students require computers
- Internet connection required
- Equipment / materials needed
 
- Worksheets / handouts included
- Video included
7-10
10 /60
Using Real life Data to Understand Deforestation
6
10 / 120
The Big Rainforest Debate
6 +
Varies
3-D Geography: Deforestation
6 +
Varies
Forestinfo.org: Tropical Deforestation
7-10
10 / 60
Deforestation: What do Trees Mean to Me?
9-12
Varies
Deforestation: Can We See the Forest for the Trees
9-12
2 x 45
Quantifying Land Changes Over Time in Areas of Deforestation and Urbanization
6-7
20 / 20
Teacher Demo: Deforestation

Videos - Deforestation

12.5 min
National Geographic Live! Kendra McSweeny: Drugs, Descruction and Deforestation
1 min
The Deforestation of the Amazon (A Time Lapse)
2.5 min
CNN Explains Deforestation
5 min
Deforestation Effects on Climate
32 min
Amazon Deforestation Animation in Google Earth
1.5 min
Deforestation
9 min
Deforestation: Revolution World Issue
15.5 min
Ted Talks: Tasso Azevedo: Hopeful lessons from the battle to save rainforests
37 sec
Cowspiracy Clip: Deforestation

Deforestation Lessons

Grades
Prep/
Activity Time
Require-
ments
- Students require computers
- Internet connection required
- Equipment / materials needed
 
- Worksheets / handouts included
- Video included
7-10
10 /60
Using Real life Data to Understand Deforestation
6
10 / 120
The Big Rainforest Debate
6 +
Varies
3-D Geography: Deforestation
6 +
Varies
Forestinfo.org: Tropical Deforestation
7-10
10 / 60
Deforestation: What do Trees Mean to Me?
9-12
Varies
Deforestation: Can We See the Forest for the Trees
9-12
2 x 45
Quantifying Land Changes Over Time in Areas of Deforestation and Urbanization
6-7
20 / 20
Teacher Demo: Deforestation

Videos - Reforestation

6 min
Results of reforestation experiment in Dubai Desert with Groasis Technology (Arabic Subtitles)
6 min
Egypt: The Amazing Forest in the Desert | Global 3000
2.5 min
Discovery Education: Racing Extinction Protecting Costa Rica’s Rainforest
2.5 min
Urban Reforestation
4.5 min
Africa's Great Green Wall
47.5 min
Green Gold
1.5 min
Reforestation: It's the Law
5 min
Reforestation in Brazil
4 min
CO2 Offsets Through Reforestation in Mississippi