ERIC Number: EJ1044501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Forest Health Detectives
Bal, Tara L.
American Biology Teacher, v76 n8 p536-541 Oct 2014
"Forest health" is an important concept often not covered in tree, forest, insect, or fungal ecology and biology. With minimal, inexpensive equipment, students can investigate and conduct their own forest health survey to assess the percentage of trees with natural or artificial wounds or stress. Insects and diseases in the forest are the focus, though student guides could be modified for many terrestrial or aquatic systems, depending on location. The lesson is geared toward older students, with suggestions for adaptation in earlier grades as well.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Forestry, Surveys, Ecology, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Middle School Students, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Student Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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