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Inquiry 3: What Do Forests Do for the World's Environment and its People?

This article is from Issue The World's Forest 2 - Vol. 15 No. 2.

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Welcome to the World's Forests 2 edition

Note to Educators


World's Forests 2 Lesson Plans

Should You Believe Everything You Read? Lesson Plan

Photo Challenge

Figure It Out! Activity

Reflection Section Answer Guide

Meet the scientists that contributed to this article:

"Science Topics" covered in this article:
  • Earth Science
  • Life Science

"Environmental Topics" covered in this article:
  • Importance of Forest to People (Students)
  • Natural Processes (Students)
  • Protecting Trees and Other Plants (Students)
  • Using Forests (Students)

Regions covered in this article:
  • World

Specific "Thinking About Science" Themes:
  • Scientific Topics
  • The Scientific Process

Specific "Thinking About the Environment" Themes:
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Importance of Forests