Participants in this two-day workshop of interdisciplinary activities explored forestry with learning opportunities rooted in Science, Math, Technology, Art, Storytelling, Inquiry, Economics, Social Studies, and Language Arts.

Click on the links below for details on the activities and the State and National standards achieved with the activities.


Initiating activities and anticipatory set are described in this section.
Acquisition of background knowledge using handheld computers and an online Scavenger Hunt are described in this section.
Developing scientific concepts related to tree growth and phsyciology are described in this section.
Discovery of plant cell structure is explored in this section. Application of math to the work of foresters in the field is described in this section. The process of papermaking is described in this section.
The connection between literature and the use of reflection journals to record learning experiences is described in this section. The connection between time needed to grow a crop of lumber and the history of one tree is explored in this section through the timeline created. Application of knowledge to an authentic problem solving activity is described here as the assessment/culminating activity of the workshop.

Standards and Benchmarks met with these activities:

  • National Science Standards for Middle School Science: Science Content Standards: Grades 5-8
  • Louisiana State Science Standards and Benchmarks: Grades 5-8
  • Louisiana State Math Standards and Benchmarks: Grades 5-8
  • Louisiana State Social Studies Standards and Benchmarks: Grades 5-8
  • National Educational Technology Standards for Students
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