Amazon: Cycles <ul><li>Lesson Aims: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To explain how the water and nutrient cycles operate within a ra...
Overview of Rainforest Cycles <ul><li>The ________ is a living green machine. It lives off itself, recycling its own _____...
Overview of Rainforest Cycles <ul><li>The  rainforest  is a living green machine. It lives off itself, recycling its own  ...
The Water and Nutrient Cycle
Definitions <ul><li>Copy the following into your glossary: </li></ul><ul><li>Photosynthesis:  the process by which trees a...
<ul><li>Your teacher will hand you a  </li></ul><ul><li>worksheet. It has a number  </li></ul><ul><li>of pieces of informa...
<ul><li>Using the information from the previous activity, answer the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Use full sentences! </li...
Remember the Homework! <ul><li>Research an endangered species of your choice which is found in the Amazon. </li></ul><ul><...
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  1. 1. Amazon: Cycles <ul><li>Lesson Aims: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To explain how the water and nutrient cycles operate within a rainforest. </li></ul></ul>Key Words: Nutrient Cycle Water Cycle Photosynthesis Do now: Which picture below is the odd one out? Why?
  2. 2. Overview of Rainforest Cycles <ul><li>The ________ is a living green machine. It lives off itself, recycling its own ________ . The forest itself depends on rain and rotting _________ to provide food. There are only two seasons – wet and ___. Average rainfall is 2.54m per ____. The forest absorbs about half the water and sweats it back into the __________. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the words below to fill in the gaps above: </li></ul>vegetation dry nutrients year atmosphere rainforest
  3. 3. Overview of Rainforest Cycles <ul><li>The rainforest is a living green machine. It lives off itself, recycling its own nutrients . The forest itself depends on rain and rotting vegetation to provide food. There are only two seasons – wet and dry . Average rainfall is 2.54m per year . The forest absorbs about half the water and sweats it back into the atmosphere . </li></ul><ul><li>Use the words below to fill in the gaps above: </li></ul>vegetation dry nutrients year atmosphere rainforest
  4. 4. The Water and Nutrient Cycle
  5. 5. Definitions <ul><li>Copy the following into your glossary: </li></ul><ul><li>Photosynthesis: the process by which trees and plants use energy from sunlight to produce energy for growth. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaporation: the process where water turns from a liquid to a gas and rises back up into the atmosphere. </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrients: are substances in </li></ul><ul><li>food that humans, animals, </li></ul><ul><li>or plants need in order to </li></ul><ul><li>work and grow properly. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Your teacher will hand you a </li></ul><ul><li>worksheet. It has a number </li></ul><ul><li>of pieces of information on it. </li></ul><ul><li>You must do the following: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Cut out the pieces carefully. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Decide which pieces are part of the water cycle and which are part of the nutrient cycle. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Glue them in your book in the right order. </li></ul><ul><li>If you finish quickly you can draw picture of the different cycles within each circle. </li></ul>The Water and Nutrient Cycle
  7. 7. <ul><li>Using the information from the previous activity, answer the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Use full sentences! </li></ul><ul><li>What is the effect of: </li></ul><ul><li>Trees on rainfall </li></ul><ul><li>Rainfall on trees </li></ul><ul><li>Soil on the trees </li></ul><ul><li>Trees on the soil </li></ul><ul><li>What would happen to the following </li></ul><ul><li>if the trees were removed? </li></ul><ul><li>The soil </li></ul><ul><li>Animal life </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Rainfall </li></ul>The Water and Nutrient Cycle
  8. 8. Remember the Homework! <ul><li>Research an endangered species of your choice which is found in the Amazon. </li></ul><ul><li>It could be either an animal or a plant. </li></ul><ul><li>Task: </li></ul><ul><li>Create a one-sided A4 ‘Save the Amazon’ brochure which describes the animal or plant and explains why it is endangered. </li></ul>

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