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Forestry and Carbon Sequestration

Lesson Overview:

This resource has been developed for teachers of year 11 Agriculture. It allows students to acquire skills in selecting appropriate research sources and data pertaining to the topic of carbon sequestration and storage in forests. In teaching about carbon sequestration and forestry, this introductory lesson to the science topic is primarily focused on developing the summarisation skills of the student.

Multimedia resources:

Going Bush 2 - Episode 2: Carbon

Going Bush 3 - Episode 2: Carbon storage in buildings

A student:

  • P2.1 describes the biological and physical resources and applies the processes that cause changes in plant production systems
  • P4.1 applies the principles and procedures of experimental design and agricultural research

Students learn about:

  • Recent research findings that contribute to plant production systems

Students learn to:

  • Use a range of sources to gather information about a specific agricultural problem or situation in plant production systems.

Key competencies

  • Collecting, analysing and organising information
  • Communicating ideas and information
  • Planning and organising activities
  • Working with others and in teams
  • Using mathematical ideas and techniques
  • Using technology

Year Level/s:


Key Curriculum Areas / Subject:


National Curriculum Codes:


Strand Content Description:


  • NA - not applicable 

General Capabilities:

Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Literacy, Personal and Social Capabilities

Cross Curriculum Priorities:


Curriculum Connections:

Science - Agriculture

ScOT Catalogue Terms:

Biodiversity, Carbon, Carbon capture, Carbon capture and sequestration, Carbon cycle, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change, Data Analysis, Data Collections, Data Representation, Environmental Sustainability, Forest farming, Forest Fires, Forest management, Forestry, Forests, Greenhouse effect, Greenhouse gases, Research Questions


Forests - Ecology and Natural Processes, Forestry - Sustainability and Certification, Forestry Products - Processing and Technology, Forest Futures - Carbon Renewable Resources and Innovation

Resource Type/s:

Primary: Lesson Plan

Secondary: Lesson Plan, Multimedia, Student Worksheet


Forestry and Carbon Sequestration

Teacher Resource

Teacher Lesson Plan and Guide - Forestry and Carbon

File Size: 819.15 kb
File Type: PDF


Student Resource

Student Worksheet - Forestry and Carbon

File Size: 353.60 kb
File Type: PDF


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