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Tropical Rainforest Interactive Pp

  1. 1. The Tropical Rainforest Allyson Callahan ED 205-08
  2. 2. Tropical Rainforest <ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Climate </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Animals </li></ul><ul><li>Plant Life </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Click on picture to hear the sounds of the Rainforest </li></ul>Quit
  3. 3. General Rainforest Characteristics <ul><li>Rainforests are very warm thick forests that contain millions of species of plant and animal life. They are located around the equator. </li></ul><ul><li>A Rainforest is divided into strata , or zones according to wildlife. </li></ul>Quit
  4. 4. Strata <ul><li>Strata are zones within the rainforest </li></ul>Emergents : Trees here are much taller than most. Birds and insects are found here. Canopy : This is where most of the tree tops are. Here there are mammals and reptiles in addition to birds and insects. Understory : This is the space under the shade of the canopy. It is dark and cooler here. Forest Floor : This is where most of the animal and plant life is located. Quit
  5. 5. Rainforest Climate <ul><li>The rainforest climate is very hot a humid. </li></ul><ul><li>The average temperature is 77 °F, and never goes below 64°F </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some rainforest have a wet and dry season, but the temperature does not change dramatically between them, like here in Michigan. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It rains almost everyday, over 80 inches a year! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is why the rainforest is filled with dense plant life . </li></ul></ul>Quit
  6. 6. Location <ul><li>Tropical rainforests are located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, along the equator. </li></ul><ul><li>The higher the altitude of a rainforest, the lower the temperatures are. </li></ul><ul><li>Tropical rainforests are located on five continents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>South America, West Africa, Australia, southern India, and Southeast Asia) </li></ul></ul>Quit
  7. 7. Animals <ul><li>Almost every rainforest has mammals , birds , reptiles and insects . </li></ul><ul><li>Some also have amphibians , and fish too! </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Fact from kids.mongabay.com : the United States has 81 species of frogs, and Madagascar which is smaller than Texas, may have 300 species. </li></ul>Quit
  8. 8. Birds of the Rainforest <ul><li>Here are some wild birds found in the rainforest! </li></ul>Emerald Dove Fantails, Whistlers, Flowerpeckers Wood Swallows African Grey Parrot Tucans Macaw Hummingbirds Eagles Ovenbirds Flycatchers Puffbirds Click on the picture to see a slideshow of birds from the rainforest! Quit
  9. 9. Mammals of the Rainforest <ul><li>Below is a list of mammals found in Rainforests all over the world! </li></ul>Orangutans Opossums Tigers Spider Monkey Sloth Tree Kangaroo Moonrats Giant White-tailed Uromys Jaguar Ocelot Antelope Chimpanzee Hippopotamus scaly-tailed squirrels Click on picture to see a slideshow of mammals! Click on picture to see a slideshow of mammals! Quit
  10. 10. Reptiles and Amphibians of the Rainforest <ul><li>Here is a list of Reptiles and Amphibians found in Rainforests all over the world! </li></ul>Anaconda Iguana Lizard Green Tree Snake Eastern Water Dragon Caiman Coral snakes poison arrow frog carpet python Rattlesnakes Chameleons Gecko Click on picture to see a slideshow of reptiles and amphibians! Quit
  11. 11. Insects in the Rainforest <ul><li>All About Rainforest Insects! </li></ul>Butterflies Moths Beetles (500,000 different kinds!) Fun Fact from kids.monobay.com: “ Most of the animal species found in the rainforest are insects” Click on picture to see a slideshow of rainforest insects! Quit
  12. 12. Fish of the Rainforest <ul><li>These fish are found in the lakes, rivers, and streams throughout a rainforest </li></ul>Piranha Siamese Fighting Fish Electric Eel Angelfish Catfish Gouramis, Fun Fact from kids.mongobay.com : “ The Amazon Basin alone has over 3000 known species and possibly as many unidentified species” Click on picture to see a slideshow of rainforest insects! Quit
  13. 13. Plant Life <ul><li>Plants on the forest floor have adapted to receiving little sunlight. </li></ul><ul><li>Fun fact from kids.mongabay.com : rainforests have 170,000 of the world's 250,000 known plant species </li></ul>Quit
  14. 14. Resources <ul><li>kids.mongabay.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/rainforest/animals/Rfbiomeanimals.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/C0113340/text/biomes/biomes.rainforest.climate.html </li></ul>Quit
  15. 15. About the Author <ul><li>Allyson Callahan </li></ul><ul><li>I am currently a student at GVSU, pursuing a degree in special education. I can’t wait to have my own classroom and create more interactive PowerPoint's for my students! </li></ul><ul><li>Contact me! </li></ul>Quit

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