Promote Trees The School Resource Pack aims to promote the benefits of trees and forests to the next generation of Papua New Guineans. 


The School Resource Pack currently contains over 25 multi-media teaching aids for the following upper primary grades:

  • Upper primary 6

  • Upper primary 7

  • Upper primary 8

These school resources have been arranged with reference to the PNG Outcome Based:


Teaching Aids: Living Things

Over 15 Multi-media Resources have been allocated to the upper primary school strand: Living Things.  These teaching aids have been categorised according to the 2 relevant sub-strands (see below). 

Ecology, relationships and interactions:

  • zip LAYERS OF THE RAINFOREST : Children take a journey from the gloom of the forest floor to the bright sunshine at the top of the tallest tree, as they learn about the layers of vegetation.
  • zip PLANT A TREE, FUND A DREAM : AWF have set up the 'Plant a Tree, Fund The Dream' Program to help rebuild our forests whilst funding children in Sierra Leone through education. Story, Crossword, Wordserch, Activity sheets, Fact Sheets, Rainforests, Deforestation, Endngered Species...
  • zip RAINFOREST ANIMALS PACK : This pack includes a double paged fact sheet on endangered animals found in the rainforest, a related worksheet with questions
  • zip RAINFOREST FOOD CHAINS : An open ended activity involving sorting and classifying. Each link of the paper chain represents a transfer of energy in the food chain. This can also be extended to creating multiples chains as a food web. Edit as needed :)
  • zip RAINFOREST LAYERS : Rainforest layers canopy emergent card sort undercanopy forest floor shrub
  • docx SEED DISPERSAL WORKSHEET : A worksheet with pictures (and names) of a variety of seeds. These are dispersed in different ways and can be sorted into the different ways (children look for clues about each one) under headings: wind, catching a lift, eaten by animals, water, exploding etc.
  • TROPICAL RAINFOREST BIOMES: The tropical rainforest environment

Nature of living things:

  • ppt ALL ABOUT TREES : Where do we find trees? What lives in trees? An activity that lets your students think first.
  • ppt HABITATS : A description of how animals are suited to their habitat and why animals chose particular habitats with questions. Topics also included: enviroment.
  • zip RAINFOREST CLASS ASSEMBLY AND RESOURCES : Class assembly with accompanying song words and PowerPoint presentation
  • zip RAINFOREST DISPLAY MATERIALS : This is a collection of labels, facts and information about rainforests that can be used as part of a display. Hope that they prove useful and please leave feedback if used.
  • zip RAINFOREST FACT SHEETS : A collection of great rainforest resources to be used to support teaching about the rainforest.
  • RAINFOREST INFORMATION - CARDS AND WORKSHEETS: A set of 6 information cards which I printed onto coloured card and laminated. Each card has a set of questions for pupils to answer. The types of questions are - dictionary work, reading for information, setting questions for others to answer and deciding if statements are true, false or don't know based on the text only.
  • pdf RAINFOREST LAYERS - MATCHING ACTIVITY:  This activity involves matching a variety of rainforest animals to the rainforest layers they live in. It can be differentiated by giving the children either picture clues or word clues to help them. They can also choose to draw, write, or cut and stick the answers on the layers diagram. Some starting points for group discussion have also been provided.
  • zip RAINFOREST NECKLACE SCAVENGER HUNT : Through this scavenger hunt, students will learn that plants and animals depend on one another for survival and reproduction, such as through pollination and seed dispersal. Students will also learn that a rainforest has distinct layers, with life specially adapted to each layer.
  • doc TREES WORKSHEET : A great worksheet about plants and food


Teaching Aids: Managing Resources

Over 10 Multi-media Resources have been allocated to the lower primary school strand: Managing Resources.  These teaching aids have been categorised according to the relevant sub-strand (see below). 

Land and water management:

  • mp3 ARE TREES READY TO TAKE ON GLOBAL WARMING : While humans make attempts to control carbon dioxide levels that contribute to global warming, is it possible that trees have already taken on the task? Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute scientists studying African forests think that's what's happening.
  • docx AWF'S TREE PLANTING PROJECT : The lesson plans use interactive learning to teach students about the importance of ecosystems, plant biology, climate change, carbon offsetting, global citizenship and the carbon cycle. Students will choose a tree to plant from the list provided.
  • mp4 B-I-O-DIVERSITY : The secret of rainforest life is biological diversity.
  • pdf FSC AND FORESTS : Explore how forests are used and the many stakeholders involved in forestry.
  • pdf INVESTIGATION - HUG A TREE : In this activity from Wild About Plants your students learn about how to measure the age of trees.
  • zip LESSONS - GRADE 6 : Every year thousands of migratory birds make the long journey from North American forests, parks and backyards to the warm rainforests of Central and South America. Many of these birds will land in trees that shade coffee farms in Central America. Fifth and sixth graders will learn about the important work that SalvaNatura, the Rainforest Alliance's partner group in El Salvador, is carrying out to protect coffee forests and El Imposible, the first national park of El Salvador.
  • zip LESSONS - GRADE 7 : Bananas, the world's most popular fruit, can only be grown commercially in the tropical regions of the world where rainforests also thrive. Many of these bananas are sustainably grown on banana farms certified by the Rainforest Alliance. Students will learn about the origin of the banana, how bananas are grown, and how their bananas travel from Honduras to their local grocery store.
  • zip LESSONS - GRADE 8 : Spanning six million acres, the Maya rainforest represents the second largest contiguous tropical rainforest in the Americas, home to an astounding diversity of plant and animal life and a rich indigenous history. In this unit, students will learn how scientists classify forests, analyze maps to discover how the forests in Guatemala are changing and understand the role forest certification plays in conserving these unique ecosystems.
  • zip THREATS TO THE TROPICAL RAINFOREST : HEP, mining, forestry, logging, farming, ranching. Includes rainforest song from TeacherTube
  • TROPICAL RAINFOREST LEARNING MAT: This learning mat and the associated handouts within the power point includes uses/resources of the rainforest, the structure and layers of the rainforest, the causes and effects of deforestation and ideas for sustainability.
  • pdf USES OF RAINFOREST CARDS : Cards detailing 5 uses of Tropical Rainforests.
  • pdf WE PROTECT THE RAINFOREST TOGETHER : The Ito family's trip to the Amazon is an ITTO manga comic book that follows the adventures of the Ito family as they travel to the Amazon and learn about tropical forests and how ITTO is involved in the conservation, sustainable management as well as the rehabilitation and restoration of the world's tropical forests.
  • WOK PLANIM NA LUKAUTIM PIKINNINI TEAK DIWAI: This introductory video looks at (1) seed germination, (2) nursery techniques, (3) uprooting and cutting, (4) site preparation, and (5) transplanting of teak stumps. The activities were filmed at OISCA in East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea.


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