Rangeland Plants

Invasive Species Lesson Invasive Species Lesson A Science and Language Arts lesson where students will learn about invasive plant species, using the IRRC's Invasive Plant Fact Sheet and then research another invasive species and present to the class. (192 KB)

Invasive Plant Fact Sheet Invasive Plant Fact Sheet A 2 page overview of invasive species. It covers what invasive species are, the impacts they have on the environment, how to best manage them, and it goes over the 4 main invasive species found in Idaho. *This can be used as a reference to the "Invasive Plants-Rayholes & Sage-Grouse" lesson. (386 KB)

Walk with Weeds Walk with Weeds A 2 part Science and Language Arts lesson where in part 1: students will identify the location and characteristics of noxious weeds in Idaho & present their region of weeds to the class. In part 2: students will invent a weed of their own using the information they used in the previous lesson (2326 KB)

Accordion Noxious Weed Book Accordion Noxious Weed Book A Language Arts activity where students create an accordion book by doing research on noxious weeds. (139 KB)

Rangeland Revival Lesson Rangeland Revival Lesson A Language Arts lesson where students will learn to identify and control specific weeds, and how recreational activities, wildlife, and land owners/users are affected by the rapid growth of weeds int Idaho. (404 KB)

Rangeland Revival Pictures PowerPoint Rangeland Revival Pictures PowerPoint A PowerPoint that contains pictures for activities in the "Rangeland Revival" lesson. (1821 KB)

Range Plants: Is it a shrub, forb, or grass? Lesson Plan Range Plants: Is it a shrub, forb, or grass? Lesson Plan Students are introduced to forbs, grasses, shrubs, and grass-like plants. They will then learn what characteristics plants have that classify them into one of the four categories. (167 KB)

All About Rangelands PowerPoint All About Rangelands PowerPoint A powerpoint that defines rangelands. (776 KB)

A Wide Range of Plants A Wide Range of Plants A Science lesson where students will create a data table of plant classifications of grasses, forbs, grass-like, or shrubs and present their classification table to the class. (202 KB)

Rangeland Plant Scavenger Hunt Rangeland Plant Scavenger Hunt A Science lesson where students will learn about plants, how they function, and correctly collect and identify characteristics of rangeland plants by using the "Plant Identification Guide". (232 KB)

Field Journaling Field Journaling A Science activity where students will practice observation and data collection skills, by observing their surroundings and recording the collected data in their journals. Their journal entries can be sketches or writings. (290 KB)

Rangeland Plant Classification Activity Rangeland Plant Classification Activity A Science activity where a 5th grade class will learn how to identify plants and teach a 3rd grade class how to identify and categorize plants. *grade levels can be altered. (1556 KB)

Kinder Plant Collection Activity Kinder Plant Collection Activity A Science activity where Kindergarten students will learn the different types of rangeland plants- grass, shrubs,grass-like, & forbs. (109 KB)

Plant Identification Booklet Plant Identification Booklet Show's how to identify and categorize range plants by their flowers and leaves into the 4 categories: forbs, grass, shrubs, and grass-like. (940 KB)

Plant Press Activity Plant Press Activity Science activity where students can exploring nature while on a wilderness hike. Students can collect and categorize plants, and construct a plant press to store their plants in. (118 KB)

Plant Collection & Press Guide Plant Collection & Press Guide A guide to collecting and pressing plants (66 KB)

Plant Press- Collecting & Pressing Range Plant Instructions Plant Press- Collecting & Pressing Range Plant Instructions (159 KB)

Idaho Rangeland Facts Game Idaho Rangeland Facts Game A Science review game about rangelands. (131 KB)

Rangeland Jeopardy Rangeland Jeopardy A Social Studies Activity where students will take their knowledge of rangelands to play Jeopardy. (206 KB)

Ice Cream Plants Ice Cream Plants A Science activity where students will learn about grazing and how wildlife and livestock can co-exist on rangelands. Students will also look at skulls from carnivores and herbivores and discover why they eat what they eat. (288 KB)

Plantable Seed Paper Plantable Seed Paper A Science activity that is best as an outdoor activity. Students construct plantable seed paper by making paper mush, adding flower seeds and pressing the mixture into a cookie cutter. The mush will take the cookie cutter shape; it will dry over 24 hours. Students can take home their plantable seed paper, plant and water it, and then wait for the wildflowers to grow. (222 KB)

Create-a-Plant Create-a-Plant A Science activity where students will use their prior knowledge from the previous activities to design their own plant. (329 KB)

Short Course on Rangelands Short Course on Rangelands A Science lesson about rangelands- this lesson is referenced specifically as background for the "Rangeland Poetry" lesson. It briefly covers the many aspects of rangelands; such as, multiple use, grazing, rangeland plants, importance of rangeland, and contemporary rangeland issues in Idaho. (30 KB)

How to Collect, Press, and Mount Plants How to Collect, Press, and Mount Plants (152 KB)

Life on the Line- Transect Survey Life on the Line- Transect Survey A Scienceactivity where students will count and record plant data in a certain area. They will learn the different effects of the environment on plants. (322 KB)

Rangeland Poetry Lesson Rangeland Poetry Lesson A Language Arts lesson where students will take their knowledge of rangelands from the "Short Course on Rangelands" lesson and create a poem about rangelands, rangeland plants or the animals that live on rangelands. (244 KB)

Youth Plant ID Guide Youth Plant ID Guide (1449 KB)

Children's Rangeland ABC Booklet Children's Rangeland ABC Booklet A Language Arts and Science activity where students will learn about Idaho's Rangelands and create an ABC book. (220 KB)

10 Common Grasses and Grass-Like Plants 10 Common Grasses and Grass-Like Plants (11739 KB)

15 Common Forbs and Woody Plants 15 Common Forbs and Woody Plants (15200 KB)

Flashcards of Grass-Likes and Forbs Flashcards of Grass-Likes and Forbs (3042 KB)

Idaho County Noxious Weeds Listening Comprehension Questions Idaho County Noxious Weeds Listening Comprehension Questions Vocabulary and listening comprehension questions that go with the Listening Comprehension lesson plan and "Idaho County Noxious Weeds" video on www.lifeontherange.org. (93 KB)

The Truth About Sage-Brush The Truth About Sage-Brush A Science activity where students will learn about sagebrush and identify true and false facts concerning sagebrush. (176 KB)

Types and Categories of Plants Types and Categories of Plants (2248 KB)

What is an Invasive Plant? What is an Invasive Plant? (331 KB)

Wildflower Paper Wildflower Paper Students will understand that wildflowers(forbs) are what sheep prefer to graze on the rangeland. They will create plantable paper and watch their wildflowers grow. (160 KB)