Additional Teaching Resources
Activities Understanding Chemistry and Systems in the Forest Tour
Support materials created by Jared Ogle.
There are several practical components of science education that youth are exposed to when exploring an ecological environment such as a forest.
Several concepts are not exclusive to any one of the Forest Tour Stations. Some of these concepts run through the all the forest tour are addressed here as an additional extensions. An example is photosynthesis. It is mentioned several times on the tour, and understanding how the process works will aid understanding in all of the stations. The concepts presented are not covered exhaustively, but provided as a reference.
Systems – Forest Tour (pdf)
Energy Flow (pdf)
Photosynthesis and Respiration (pdf)
Conservation of Matter and Energy (pdf)
Some concepts are not mentioned in the forest tour, but the are presented here as an additional learning opportunities.
The forest tour is organized due to land; however, it is not specifically recommended to cover the subjects in the order of the tour.
Some Washington State Learning Standards are supported by the Forest Tour either in part or in full. A table showing standard alignment for the tour as a whole and for each station is available here. Some Common Core Standards are supported by the Forest Tour either in part or in full.
GLAD Strategies for Content and Vocabulary
Compare and Contrast
American Association for the Advancement of Science (1993). Benchmarks for Science Literacy. New York, Oxford University Press.
Barke, H-D., Hazari, Al, Yitbarek, Sileshi (2009). Misconceptions in Chemistry, Addressing Perceptions in Chemical Education. Berlin, Springer-Verlag.