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Temperate Forests Theme Page

This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of Temperate Forests. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our Biome Investigation

Using picture/graphical resources on the Internet as starting points, intermediate students investigate the six biomes of the world in this lesson plan. Two specific objectives are to describe the major factors that shape biomes and to represent the connections between the factors that determine biome development and plant and animal life.

British Columbia's Ministry of Forests Web Resources
A meta-list of links to forestry related sites in British Columbia, Canada, United States and the World.

Canadian Forests
"CANADIAN FORESTS is intended to facilitate access by Internet users to the growing number of sites that provide information on forests and forestry in Canada. It provides [annotated] links to provincial and federal goverment sites, as well as to industry, educational, research, consultants and many more."

Exploring the Environment: Temperate Rainforest
This module is part of "Exploring the Environment"™ (ETE) from NASA's Classroom of the Future™. In ETE, high school students are faced with a real life problem and their goal is to use problem solving skills and internet based data (e.g., remotely sensed satellite images) to propose and defend a solution. A Teacher's Guide is available. This link is to the ETE home page since it gives the easiest access to necessary introductory and teacher information. To access the rainforest module, click on "Modules and Activities" and then "Temperate Rainforest"

Fantastic Forest
National Geographic's game to help students understand the relationships between different forest habitats - plants and animals.

Project Instructions for Students In Grades K-12 and their Art Teachers
The author of this site encourages students to identify, photograph, draw and write about the oldest, largest or most noteworthy tree in their neighorhood. The information is sent to the author who will post this content in the "Tree Gallery".

Smokey Bear
A fun site for students to learn about forest fires and how to prevent them. Test your knowledge about preventing forest fires with the interactive quiz.

Sustainable Forest Management Standards: A Growing Need
Supported by Canadian forestry industry, this menu page leads to information and issues concerning Canada's forestry practices for today and the future. The following list provides a direct link to educationally related pages:

Temperate and Boreal Forests
Four articles discussing the nature, extent and future of old growth temperate forests in the Pacific Northwest, Europe and Russia.

Tree School
Canfor Corporation provides resources for students (e.g., wood trivia, career information) and teachers (e.g., primary and intermediate lesson plans). Note that Adobe Acrobat is needed to access the lessons andthe Flash 3.0 Plugin is needed for some of the kids' resources.

Trees of the Pacific Northwest
A page of information on how to identify coniferous trees from the Pacific Northwest. These pages give you several methods to use while trying to identify a mystery tree.

What's It LikeWhere You Live? Temperate Deciduous Forest Biome
Investigate the types and colour of leaves on deciduous trees and learn to use this information to identify different deciduous trees. Discover the meaning of "Fall" in this type of forest. The site allows students to explore various issues and activities in a temperate deciduous forest Biome.

World Resources Institute: Forest Frontiers Initiative
A meta-list of forest and rainforest resources for the world. Links are divided into the following seven forest regions: Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe and Russia, North America, Oceania, and South American. Further, the World Resources Institute site has additional resources categorized into the following major sectors that contribute to sustainable forest management information and activities: Business and Industry, Educational Resources, Forest Communities, Intergovernmental / International Organizations, and International Non-Governmental Organizations and Advocacy Groups.

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