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VOLUME 2
Canada’s Forest - A Breath of Fresh Air

Theme: Climate Change
Grades: Junior to Senior
Format: 40-page booklet
Explores climate change and its impact on Canada's forest including the removal of carbon from the atmosphere via photosynthesis.

Using This Teaching Kit 

Climate Basics 

Map: Forest Regions of Canada 

Climate Change: Planning for the Future 

Pre-Lesson Activity 1: How Trees Help the Planet 
• junior students investigate aspects of trees’ impact on the planet (brainstorming and math sheet) 

Pre-Lesson Activity 2: Trees Can Do It – Just Do the Math! 

Game: The Green Zone
• junior/intermediate students gather points by moving along a forest path

Lesson 1: Comparing Your Community to Canada’s Forest Communities 
• junior/intermdiate students research forest communities and weather/climate (chart)

Lesson 2: The Greenhouse Effect
• junior students construct greenhouses to experiment on growth rate of seedlings (experiment, chart)

Lesson 3: Forest Fires and Climate Change
• junior/intermediate students investigate how forest fires are affected by weather (Internet and newspaper research, drawing or mural)

Lesson 4: Shrinking Our Ecological Footprint
• junior/intermediate/senior students investigate resources we use and waste (chart, game)

Lesson 5: Greenspace in Our Communities
• junior/intermediate students investigate aspects of trees’ impact on the planet (brainstorming and math sheet)

Lesson 6: Greening Your School Grounds
• intermediate students plan a new “green” school yard (landscape plan)

Lesson 7: The Seasons of a Forest
• junior students illustrate the seasons of a forest (mural)

Lesson 8: The Carbon Cycle and Canada’s Forests
• junior/intermediate/senior students investigate the carbon cycle (handout, questions and discussion)

Lesson 9: Dealing with Climate Change – A Planetary Debate
• senior students investigate the carbon cycle (handout, questions and discussion)

Glossary of Terms | Quiz Answers | Relevant Internet Links

Volume 2: Canada’s Forests - A Breath of Fresh Air