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Science, Biology

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  • Videos, 6 minutes, 24 seconds, CC, Subtitles

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YouTube Video

The Importance of Forests

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  • In this video, students will be introduced to the importance of forests (which are home to about 80% of life on land), the problems they face, and a list of solutions that can help protect them. 
Teaching Tips


  • This video will inspire students to protect forests and encourage them to take action.
  • In this video, students are introduced to Ecosia, a search engine that plants trees.
  • Students can click on the link in the description to see a full list of Ecosia's tree-planting projects.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The teacher could familiarize students with Ecosia's search engine and its projects before starting with this resource.
  • Students need to be familiar with the terms deforestation and reforestation.


Scientist Notes
This resources gives a detailed look at forests, and even what constitutes a forest, because not all countries use the same definition. Deforestation is one of the leading causes of climate change. This resource is recommended for teaching.

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

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