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Teacher's Guide to the ESF System


Our curriculum is designed to be flexible to fit your needs.If you are unfamiliar with our classes,our rangers will be very happy to make suggestions and help you make your selection. The following are some suggestions for linking Educational State Forest classes to teaching objectives listed in the North Carolina Department of Education science curriculum.
Grade D.P.I. Science Objective Classes
K
(5.3) Humans can interact witht the environment to cause change. True Story of Smokey Bear
Forest Life Activity
Wildfire Control
 
(5.2) Using the senses to investigate the natural world. Textural Trail
What's Out of Place?
1
(4.2) Using natural resources wisely. Predator and Prey
Tree Ring
Forest Life Activity
 
(5.1) Exploring living organisms and their characteristics, environments and needs to sustain life. Predator and Prey
Tree Ring
Forest Life Activity
2
(4.2) Using natural resources wisely. Forest Life Activity
What We Get From Trees
How Paper Comes From Trees
 
(5.1) Exploring characteristics of plants and animals and their life cycle changes. Predator and Prey
Tree Ring
 
(5.2) Investigating environmental adaptations of living organisms. Predator and Prey
Tree Ring
Forest Life Activity
3
(4.2) Using natural resources wisely. Forest Life Activity
How Paper Comes From Trees
What We Get From Trees
 
(5.1) Investigating the interdependence of plants and animals. Meet Your Tree
New Forests For Wildlife
Predator and Prey
 
(5.2) Exploring the water cycle. Water Investigation
Tree Ring
 
(5.3) Investigating basic rock and soil types and their formation (Available only at Clemmons ESF). Forest Soils
Forest Geology
4
(4.2) Using natural resources wisely How Paper Comes From Trees
Tree Ring
Predator and Prey
 
(5.2) Investigating animals and their behavior within natural environments. Predator and Prey
Water Investigation
 
(5.4) Investigating the interaction of matter and energy (Offered only at Turnbull Creek ESF) Naval Stores
How Paper Comes From Trees
5
(4.2) Using natural resources wisely. Water Investigation
New Forests for Wildlife
Predator and Prey
 
(5.1) Investigating plant communities and the ecological relationships among plants and animals. New Forests for Wildlife
Forest Soils
Predator and Prey
6
(4.2) Using natural resources wisely New Forests for Wildlife
Tree Ring
Water Investigation
 
(6.1) Investigating similarities and differences among fungi, plants and animals (Offered only at Tuttle and Rendezvous Mountain ESFs). Lower Plant Levels
Tree Ring
Predator and Prey
 
(6.3) Exploring basic characteristics and interactions of populations, communities and ecosystems. Predator and Prey
Forest Soils
New Forests for Wildlife
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