Journey through the Rain Forest… … the tropical rain forest!
What  is  a rainforest?? <ul><li>The rainforest is Earth’s oldest ecosystem! </li></ul><ul><li>They are very dense, hot fo...
Where are the rain forests?
THE AMAZON “The Lungs of the Planet” <ul><li>The Amazon is the biggest tropical rainforest in the world – covering 2.5 mil...
Where are the rain forests? Here I Am! The rainforests are located in a band all the way around the globe called the “trop...
<ul><li>Because the rain forests are found near the equator,  the temperature stays hot all year long!  </li></ul><ul><li>...
 
 
 
So who lives there…? <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW… </li></ul><ul><li>30 million  species of plants & animals live in the rainfores...
A night search… <ul><li>Let’s see what plants and animals we can find hiding in the tropical rainforest at night! </li></ul>
 
TOUCAN
TOUCAN JAGUAR
JAGUAR SPIDER MONKEY TOUCAN
JAGUAR TOUCAN SPIDER MONKEY RED-EYED TREE FROG
TOUCAN JAGUAR SPIDER MONKEY RED-EYED TREE FROG GORILLA
TOUCAN JAGUAR SPIDER MONKEY RED-EYED TREE FROG GORILLA PIRANHA
TOUCAN JAGUAR SPIDER MONKEY RED-EYED TREE FROG GORILLA PIRANHA PARROT
TOUCAN JAGUAR SPIDER MONKEY RED-EYED TREE FROG GORILLA PIRANHA PARROT BENGAL TIGER
TOUCAN JAGUAR SPIDER MONKEY RED-EYED TREE FROG GORILLA PIRANHA PARROT BENGAL TIGER GIBBON
TOUCAN JAGUAR SPIDER MONKEY RED-EYED TREE FROG GORILLA PIRANHA PARROT BENGAL TIGER GIBBON VIPER
ORCHIDS & EXOTIC FLOWERS 1000s of types of trees! VENUS FLY TRAP
2500 species of vines Rafflesia – the biggest flower in the world! Lush growth
Who is that monkey playing in the rainforest??
Today’s Activity… ANIMALS:  ______________   ______________   ______________ PLANTS:  ______________   ______________   __...
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  1. 1. Journey through the Rain Forest… … the tropical rain forest!
  2. 2. What is a rainforest?? <ul><li>The rainforest is Earth’s oldest ecosystem! </li></ul><ul><li>They are very dense, hot forests – called rain forests because it is raining an average of 120 days per year in these areas! </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.eduweb.com/rain/rainfall.html </li></ul><ul><li>DID YOU KNOW… </li></ul><ul><li>… the rainforests cover only 6% of Earth’s surface but contain more than ½ the world’s plant & animal species! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where are the rain forests?
  4. 4. THE AMAZON “The Lungs of the Planet” <ul><li>The Amazon is the biggest tropical rainforest in the world – covering 2.5 million square miles! </li></ul><ul><li>How big is that? As big as the 48 mainland US states! </li></ul><ul><li>The Amazon is called the “lungs” because it is our world’s biggest supply of oxygen! More than 20% of all the oxygen is produced from this one forest! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Where are the rain forests? Here I Am! The rainforests are located in a band all the way around the globe called the “tropics.” This area is found along the equator, giving it a certain temperature & climate…
  6. 6. <ul><li>Because the rain forests are found near the equator, the temperature stays hot all year long! </li></ul><ul><li>It never freezes! </li></ul><ul><li>Temp. Range = 75-80 degrees </li></ul>
  7. 10. So who lives there…? <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW… </li></ul><ul><li>30 million species of plants & animals live in the rainforests! </li></ul><ul><li>1/2 of the world’s animals… </li></ul><ul><li>… and 2/3 of the world’s plants… </li></ul><ul><li>… all live together in these dense, dark environments. </li></ul>
  8. 11. A night search… <ul><li>Let’s see what plants and animals we can find hiding in the tropical rainforest at night! </li></ul>
  9. 13. TOUCAN
  10. 14. TOUCAN JAGUAR
  11. 15. JAGUAR SPIDER MONKEY TOUCAN
  12. 16. JAGUAR TOUCAN SPIDER MONKEY RED-EYED TREE FROG
  13. 17. TOUCAN JAGUAR SPIDER MONKEY RED-EYED TREE FROG GORILLA
  14. 18. TOUCAN JAGUAR SPIDER MONKEY RED-EYED TREE FROG GORILLA PIRANHA
  15. 19. TOUCAN JAGUAR SPIDER MONKEY RED-EYED TREE FROG GORILLA PIRANHA PARROT
  16. 20. TOUCAN JAGUAR SPIDER MONKEY RED-EYED TREE FROG GORILLA PIRANHA PARROT BENGAL TIGER
  17. 21. TOUCAN JAGUAR SPIDER MONKEY RED-EYED TREE FROG GORILLA PIRANHA PARROT BENGAL TIGER GIBBON
  18. 22. TOUCAN JAGUAR SPIDER MONKEY RED-EYED TREE FROG GORILLA PIRANHA PARROT BENGAL TIGER GIBBON VIPER
  19. 23. ORCHIDS & EXOTIC FLOWERS 1000s of types of trees! VENUS FLY TRAP
  20. 24. 2500 species of vines Rafflesia – the biggest flower in the world! Lush growth
  21. 25. Who is that monkey playing in the rainforest??
  22. 26. Today’s Activity… ANIMALS: ______________ ______________ ______________ PLANTS: ______________ ______________ ______________ TEMPERATURE: _________ WATER: ______________ [INSERT AMAZING DRAWING HERE!] TOP FLAP INSIDE
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