Lesson Plans: 9th-12th Grade

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A Closer Look at Wood

    Grade Level: 9 - 10
    Keywords: Hardwoods, coniferous trees, density, pressure-treated wood, pulpwood, engineered wood products, bole, extractives, silviculture, sustainable forestry

An Aspect of Forestry Stewardship

    Grade Level: 7 - 12
    Keywords: Competitive, favorable habitat, stress tolerance, resource limits, opportunistic, ruderal , taxonomic grouping, characteristics, adaptive strategy, global zonobiome, principle of constancy

Basic Tree and Forest Measurements

    Grade Level: 9 - 12
    Keywords: Forest, stand, breast height, basal area, DBH-diameter at breast height, log rule, log scale, Scribner rule, merchantable height, silviculture, clinometers, calipers, diameter tape

Creating a Basal Area Measuring Tape

    Grade Level: 9 - 12
    Keywords: Forest Plots, productivity, biomass, board foot calculations, diameter, circumference, basal area, diameter breast height (dbh)

Drawing for Design and Production

    Grade Level: 9 - 12
    Keywords: 2-D design, Advertising, Forest management, Forest products.

Elodea Lab

    Grade Level: 9
    Keywords: Photosynthesis, plants

The Exceptional Nature of Cellulose

Finding the Basal Area of a Forest Plot to Determine Stocking Levels

    Grade Level: 9 - 12
    Keywords: Basal Area, forests plots, diameter breast height, stocking levels, plotting, graphing, carrying capacity, competition, thinning, replanting

Flower Dissection

    Grade Level: 7 - 10
    Keywords: Plant reproduction, anatomy

Forest Management Techniques and Practices

    Grade Level: 10 - 12
    Keywords: All Aged or Uneven Aged Management, Clear Cut Harvest, Even Aged Management, Forest Management and Best Management Practices (BMP’s)

Forestry and Changing Feelings

    Grade Level: K - 12
    Keywords: See glossary of terms for the Teachers Forestry Terms.

Forestry Fun

    Grade Level: 9 - 10
    Keywords: Forests, lumber, forest awareness

How are Forests Managed in Our Region?

    Grade Level: 9 - 12
    Keywords: Forestry, foresters, sustainability, best management practices, ecosystem services

How Does Preserving Wilderness Enhance Forestry?: The Art and Science of Managing Forests

    (I.e. How can we develop and maintain healthy relationships to solve environmental issues that affect everyone?)
    Grade Level: 10
    Keywords: Friendship, common ground, natural environment, biodiversity, citizen participation, special interests, global issues, government, stewardship, cooperation

How Much Energy is Stored in Wood?

    Grade Level: 8 - 12
    Keywords: Energy, calorimetry, renewable resources

How to Figure Board Feet and Cost of a Board

    Grade Level: 6 - 12
    Keywords: Board feet vs. linear feet, length, width, thickness, grain direction, cubic inches, volume vs. area, solving equations

I Wood if I Could

    Grade Level: 10
    Keywords: Individual

Living With the Threat of Wildfire

    Grade Level: 9 - 12
    Keywords: Science, Social Studies

Marbelizing Paper

    Grade Level: 9
    Keywords: Paper Recycling-an example of sustainability, pulp, flax, marbalizing technique, ecosystem, cellulose.

Moisture Content Activity

    Grade Level: 6 - 12
    Keywords: Moisture content, green wood, oven/kiln dry, air dried, shrinkage / swelling, dimensional changes

Nothing Goes to Waste Here

    Grade Level: 9 - 10
    Keywords: Lumber selection, debarker, bandsaw conveyers

Ownership of Lands

    Grade Level: 9 - 12
    Keywords: Investigating land ownerships in the USA

Our Forest is Changing

    Grade Level: 9 - 10
    Keywords: Invasive species, canopy, fungus, insect, exit hole, Emerald Ash Borer, epicormic shoots, larvae, woodpecker, population, Beech Scale Disease, ecosystem, climax forest, opportunistic species, succession

Quadrate Lab

    Grade Level: 7-9
    Keywords: Ecology, environmental awareness, ecological succession

Replanting My House

    Grade Level: 10 - 12
    Keywords: Board feet, renewable

Soil Slope

    Grade Level: 9 - 12
    Keywords: Soil slope

Sustainable Choices

    Grade Level: 9 - 12
    Keywords: Sources of wood, wood use, and relationship to energy consumption in a household.

To Clear or Not to Clear

    Grade Level: 10 - 12
    Keywords: Ecology, environmental science, bioethics, environmental ethics, earth science, engineering

The Tree Detective—Basic Dendrology

    Grade Level: 11 - 12
    Keywords: Classification, dendrology, alternate, opposite, compound, simple, serrated, lobed, coniferous, deciduous

Tree Identification

    Grade Level: 9 - 12
    Keywords: Industrial Arts

Tree ID Booklet

    Grade Level: 7 - 12
    Keywords: Conifer, deciduous

Using Pine Trees as a Record of Yearly Environmental Change

    Grade Level: 10 - 12
    Keywords: Ecology, biology, environmental science

Warming by Freezing!

    Grade Level: 9
    Keywords: Phase change, heat transfer

Water Quality and Pollution Web Quest

    Grade Level: 9 - 12
    Keywords: Natural resources, water resources, water quality, water pollution, web quest

What Role Do Forests Play in Continuing or Renewing Our Planet's Resources?

    Grade Level: 9 - 12
    Keywords: Ecology, photosynthesis, symbiosis, forestry, forest regeneration, mutualism, depletion of natural resources

What's in a Name?

    Grade Level: 9 - 12
    Keywords: SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative)

What's in My Kitchen?

    Grade Level: 7 - 9
    Keywords: Wood, Kitchen

What’s In Our Woods?

    Grade Level: K - 12
    Keywords: Environment, forest, species, invasive species, conservation, steward, ecology, biodiversity, habitat, populations, edge effect, spatial dispersion, biotic, abiotic, animals, plants, fungi, protozoan, insects, birds, leaf & plant collections, insect collections

Where Does it All Come From?

Which Sides are You On? A Critical Issue Debate

    Grade Level: 9 - 12
    Keywords: Economics, politics, public speaking, science areas (forestry, hydrology, biology, geology, etc.), sustainability, social responsibility, etc.

Wood: A Natural Renewable Resource

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