Lesson

Monitoring Forest Health

Lesson Overview

Students will conduct a forest health checkup of a local forest area, will take forestry measurements, and will evaluate the ecological services provided by trees and forests.

Duration
Multiple days
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Grade(s):

Subject(s):

Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

9

Science Math

Subjects

Biology, Environmental Science, Geography, Mathematics

Time Considerations

Part A—one 50-minute period, plus time in the field (which can vary)

Materials

  • Copies of all student pages
  • Area map showing potential study sites (optional)
  • Flag markers
  • Clipboards
  • Tape measures
  • String
  • Colored chalk
  • Spades or trowels
  • Plus paper cups or small plastic bags
  • Distilled water
  • Eyedroppers
  • Petri dishes or plastic containers
  • pH paper (with range of at least 5–10)
  • White paper
  • Compass
  • Overhead transparency sheet  

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Lesson Created By: MattSchnabel

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