Idaho Ecosystems: Teachers
Ecosystem Lesson Plans
Ecosystem Lesson Plans from Baylor University's Science Site for 4th grade and 5th grade.
Idaho geography facts.
Learn all about Idaho's forests at this informative site. Explore the topics in each section to learn fascinating forest facts about the benefits, life cycles, and locations of Idaho forests.
Project Learning Tree, provided by the Idaho Forest Products Commission, offers professional development resources for teachers to help you engage children with the natural environment.
The Role Trees Play in Water Quality – an excellent resource for teachers to use as an Interactive Whiteboard Presentation or print it off and use it as a supplement to your text.
Wildfires and the health of Idaho's forests.
Why Do Forest Animals Live Where They Do? From IdahoForests.org
Idaho Tree Facts
Trees of Idaho's Forests - find out what types of trees grow here. You'll also find a map showing the locations of Idaho's forests, an explanation of the life cycle of forests, and a visual on the influence of elevation on forest ecosystems.
Trees of Idaho teacher materials.
The Idaho Forest is a terrific resource for educators, with student readers and a teacher's guide with lesson plans, student activities, and maps. Connections to math and language arts are included.
Watch “Idaho's Working Forests” a video brought to you by Idahoforests.org – 9 minutes.
Pie chart of Idaho's forests by ownership - great math tool.
Encyclopedia of Earth: Palouse grasslands.
Grasslands, Praires, Deserts and More!
Grassland Ecosystems Profile – PBS.
The University of Idaho studies Idaho's rangelands and has developed some great teacher resources for the classroom.
Nova visits the Great Basin Desert – from PBS.
Desert animal adaptations.
Deserts from around the world videos of varied lengths, games and lessons too.
Idaho Fish and Game – Water life Discovery Center - information for teachers.
Teacher's Guide to the Wetland Forest Trail – Idaho Fish and Game.
EPA Wetlands Education.
Ecosystems change over time in a process called succession. This powerpoint presentation helps explains how a grassland or pond habitat may eventually become a forest ecosystem.
Wetlands and Wonder video – 14 minutes.
Wildflowers of Southern Idaho Coloring Book.
Idaho's Digital Atlas can be very helpful in finding details on geography, plants and animals, water, climate and teaching resources.
Super presentations for your Interactive Whiteboard from the Missouri Botanical Garden: