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In this lesson plan students learn about different types of forests - temperate deciduous forests, temperate evergreen forests, and tropical rain forests. Students will concentrate on the tropical rain forest and learn about the Congo Trek made by the explorer Michael Fay through the African rain forest. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Forestry
 
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National Geography Standards: Read
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This illustrated story is about a seven year old girl whose father works as a town forester. The story is interspersed with facts about trees and teaches children about urban forests, ecosystems, foresters, and photosynthesis as well as the differences between broadleaf, conifer, deciduous, and evergreen trees. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Book - text
Subject: Forestry
 
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This video is about a simple hike through the woods that turns into a learning experience for three teenagers. When a forester from the Kentucky Division of Forestry joins their outing, the young hikers begin an exploration of the history of the forests of Kentucky, the natural and human influences that have shaped them, and what it will take to ensure their future survival. The online video includes ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video
Subject: Forestry
 
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This site was created to provide information, research, and networking for people working in urban and community forestry. It is meant to inform, educate, and inspire the researcher, arborist, community group leader, and volunteer. The site contains: educational materials, how-to guides, a research database, discussion forums, a quarterly web-zine, a comprehensive link list of national and local resources, ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Forestry
 
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In this activity, students will use pre-marked paper strips to simulate tree ring core samples to investigate past climate conditions. They will understand that climate information can be gathered from sources beyond long-term weather observations, and learn to recognize the impact of climate on annual tree growth patterns. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Climatology, Forestry
 
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The transport and transformation of substances in the environment are known collectively as biogeochemical cycles. These global cycles involve the circulation of elements and nutrients that sustain both the biological and physical aspects of the environment. As an example, this discussion centers around the carbon cycle and how carbon is sequestered in trees. Students will perform an activity that ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, In-situ dataset, Calculation / Conversion tool
Subject: Environmental science, Forestry
 
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This animation starts with a false-color map of tree heights north of San Jose, Costa Rica, and changes to a close-up 3D cut-away of a section of the forest with simulated green canopy. Data from LVIS observations taken in March, 1998. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Biology, Forestry
 
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This animation starts with a false-color map of tree heights north of San Jose, Costa Rica, and changes to a close-up 3D cut-away of a section of the forest, also in false color. Data from LVIS observations taken in March, 1998. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Biology, Forestry
 
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This animation of Yosemite National Park was created with Landsat 7 data. It was part of a series of animations done to promote our National Parks. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Forestry, Physical geography
 
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A flyby of Yellowstone National Park, using Landsat imagery draped over elevation data Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Forestry, Physical geography
 
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