StarterLook at the pictures above.Which is the odd one out? Why?
Lesson Objectives• What is the rainforest vegetation like?• How has the rainforest vegetation adapted to the climate? Here
Pg 50How have these leavesadapted to the climate?
What is the rainforest vegetation like? Rainforest vegetation is extremely diverse . In the Kakamega rainforest in Kenya there may be 300 plant species in 1sq km. Trees, have an evergreen appearance but are in fact deciduous due to the year round growing season.(remember it is hot and wet throughout the year) Epiphytes are plants which do not have their roots in the soil. They grow on trunks, branches and even the leaves of trees and shrubs
Guam FruitThis fruit is from theGuam tree. It has along pod which whentwisted by handreveals a white fleshycovered seed. Thewhite flesh tasteslike marshmallow andis delicious!
Buttress Roots These are roots above the ground that help stabilise the tall trees that ground straight and would easily topple over without their support. They are above the ground as only the top layer of soil is very fertile. Unlike our trees they don’t need deep root systems.
TASKOn the picture of a TRF, cut and stick the animals in the part f therainforest where you think you will find them. – CLUES To do this consider what they eat (where do you find it?) What eats it (where do you find it?) There are lots of books to help you. Interactions page 10 is very good!