Reforestation: Impact on Climate

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If trees fall in a forest, we may not hear them, but the ecosystem knows the difference. Learners examine the cost of deforestation on local ecosystems with a focus on global climate change. The lesson examines the impact on the carbon cycle and greenhouse gases as well as efforts toward reforestation.

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NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils create a foldable notebook for recording notes
  • Use the evaluation questions as an exit ticket for a quick understanding check
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a basic understanding of the role of trees in an ecosystem
Pros
  • Incorporates graphic organizers for note taking
  • Lesson outline provides links to all necessary resources
Cons
  • None