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Black Canyon Outreach Education part of Web Resource Collection

This portal features links to K-12 outreach education units on the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area. They focus on topics such as trees, habitats, ...
NSES: K-4:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Subject: Hydrology, Forestry, Geological Sciences:Geology, Paleontology, Atmospheric science, Biology
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom Activity

The Forest Where Ashley Lives part of Web Resource Collection

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, ...
NSES: K-4:Standard C: Life Science:Characteristics of organisms
Subject: Forestry
Resource Type: Text:Book

Eye in the Sky: Human Impact part of Web Resource Collection

These aerial photography and satellite images show in detail the results of laying waste to vast areas of forest and the harm done by poisons that humans have put into the water and air during the ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard F: Personal and Social Perspectives:Personal health
Subject: Environmental science, Forestry, Policy issues, Atmospheric science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Presentation or demonstration

Fire Wars: Fire Season Statistics part of Web Resource Collection

This classroom activity allows students to extrapolate information and further questions for investigation from fire season statistics. Having information about previous fire seasons can help land ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Subject: Natural hazards, Forestry, Policy issues
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom Activity

Fire Wars: Where Growth Meets Growth part of Web Resource Collection

This activity has students identify fire risk factors for a property located near a wildland area. Given a picture of a house and surrounding property in a wooded setting, students attempt to ...
NSES: K-4:Standard B: Physical Science:Properties of objects and materials
Subject: Natural hazards, Forestry, Policy issues
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom Activity

Paleo Slide Set: Tree Rings: Ancient Chronicles of Environmental Change part of Web Resource Collection

This slide show explains how trees record information about past environments and climate in their annual growth rings. Dendrochronology is the science that studies tree rings. This set includes a ...
NSES: 9-12:Standard F: Personal and Social Perspectives:Environmental quality
Subject: Atmospheric science, Forestry, Climatology
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Presentation or demonstration

Exploring the Environment: Earth on Fire part of Web Resource Collection

The carbon cycle is one of the biogeochemical cycles. This site contains information about the movement of carbon, in its many forms, between the biosphere, atmosphere, oceans, and geosphere. The ...
NSES: K-4:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Subject: Environmental science, Forestry, Atmospheric science
Resource Type: Text:Reference

Time and Cycles: Dendrochronology part of Web Resource Collection

In this activity, students will use pre-marked paper strips to simulate tree-ring core samples to help them understand that data for past climate changes can be gathered from sources beyond long-term ...
NSES: 5-8:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Change, constancy, and measurement
Subject: Climatology, Forestry
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom Activity

Deforestation in Bolivia part of Web Resource Collection

Humans have had a greater impact on forests than on other land ecosystems. This interactive feature uses NASA satellite images taken between 1984 and 2000 to demonstrate just how much of a once ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard F: Personal and Social Perspectives:Populations, resources, and environments
Subject: Environmental science, Forestry
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Computer Activity

Trees part of Web Resource Collection

This tutorial covers various aspects of trees. It explains which chemicals cause leaves to change colors, how the process of photosynthesis works, the functions of bark, roots, pollen and leaves, and ...
NSES: 9-12:Standard C: Life Science:Matter, energy, and organization in living systems
Subject: Forestry, Ecology
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Tutorial

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