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Is it a Forest? - Gameshow

Lesson Overview:

Use this PowerPoint slide show to play "Is it a Forest" in your classroom!

Complete with forest and non-forest photos, try your student's out as to what makes a forest. Perfect for introducing concepts around forests, mapping, distributions, landscapes, sustainability, environmental adaptations and more!  All forests are then used within the forests of Australia distribution map to show where they are found around Australia.


Acknowledgement - Thanks to our friends at the University of Melbourne, School of Environment for providing the inspiration for this gameshow.

Year Level/s:

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Key Curriculum Areas / Subject:

Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), Geography, Science

National Curriculum Codes:


Strand Content Description:

Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

  • ACHASSK031 - The natural, managed and constructed features of places, their location, how they change and how they can be cared for


  • ACHGK048 - The different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features.
  • ACHGK060 - The distribution and characteristics of biomes as regions with distinctive climates, soils, vegetation and productivity.
  • ACHGK061 - Present findings, arguments and ideas in a range of communication forms selected to suit a particular audience and purpose, using geographical terminology and digital technologies as appropriate.
  • ACHGK070 - The human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability.
  • ACHGK073 - The application of systems thinking to understanding the causes and likely consequences of the environmental change being investigated
  • ACHGK074 - The application of geographical concepts and methods to the management of the environmental change being investigated
  • ACHGK075 - The application of environmental economic and social criteria in evaluating management responses to the change
  • ACHGS063 - Develop geographically significant questions and plan an inquiry that identifies and applies appropriate geographical methodologies and concepts.


  • ACSSU043 - Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment.
  • ACSSU044 - Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things.
  • ACSSU072 - Living things have life cycles.
  • ACSSU094 - The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment.
  • ACSSU111 - There are differences within and between groups of organisms; classification helps organise this diversity.
  • ACSSU112 - Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food chains and food webs; human activity can affect these interactions.
  • ACSSU176 - Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems.

General Capabilities:

Critical and Creative Thinking

Cross Curriculum Priorities:


Curriculum Connections:

Design and Technologies, Geography, Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), Multimedia, Science, Science - Agriculture, Science - Biology, Science - Earth and Environmental Science

ScOT Catalogue Terms:

Classification, Environment, Environmental Sustainability, Forestry, Forests, Landforms


Forests - Ecology and Natural Processes

Resource Type/s:

Primary: Presentation

Secondary: Multimedia


Is it a Forest? - Gameshow

Teacher Resource

Is it a Forest? – Game Show PPT

Play the "IS IT A FOREST?" Game show PowerPoint in your classroom to discover what makes Australia's forests - forests!

File Size: 11.71 mb
File Type: PPTX


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