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  • 1. Tropical Rainforest By. Jennifer Brumley Educ 373 Fall 2009
  • 2. Research
    • To do your research, use the links that are given on the last slides and use the books in the classroom.
    • If you can’t find something, ask for help!
  • 3. Beginning Activity
    • Before you go any further into this PowerPoint, make a KWL chart of what you know about Tropical Rainforests
    • After you’ve done that, think about what you want to know about Tropical Rainforests and write that down on the chart
  • 4. Question
    • What is a Tropical Rainforest?
    • If you don’t know what a tropical rainforest is, that’s ok because at the end of this PowerPoint you will know and be able to answer the question and be able to tell people about it.
    • Do all the rainforests have the same animals and plants and are all the animals and plants found in all the areas of the same rainforest?
  • 5. Location
    • On a world map locate and color where tropical rainforests are located at. Do the best you can.
    • What do you notice about all the locations?
    • What are the names of the rainforests?
  • 6. Layers
    • Every rainforest has layers.
    • Write down on the handout given each layer and breaking down on the paper those different layers, and write down details about that layer.
  • 7. What we want to know
    • Have you learned any answers to any of your “What I want to know” questions?
    • If so, fill those answers in on your KWL chart.
    • If not, come up with another question from something you have learned already and go back through and answer that question.
  • 8. Characteristics
    • What are the characteristics of a rainforest?
    • Make a web of the characteristics that you come up with.
    • What makes it a rainforest?
  • 9. Rain
    • Rain is one of the main characteristics of a rainforest.
    • Why is that?
    • Look up the average rainfall for two rainforests for a whole year, and compare and contrast the averages.
    • What month has the most rainfall?
    • What month has the least amount?
  • 10. Plants
    • Research what plants live in the rainforest and make a list of 10-15 plants.
    • Choose three of those to research more in depth and write what rainforest the plant lives, where at in the rainforest it is found in, and then write down other details about it.
    • Draw a picture of it.
  • 11. Plant pictures
  • 12. Animals
    • Look up different animals that live in one of the rainforests.
    • Pick three animals to research more in depth.
    • Write down which rainforest and what area of the rainforest that the animal lives in, what layer of the rainforest, and five other facts/details about each animal.
    • Draw a picture that goes along with that animal.
  • 13. Animal pictures
  • 14. Resources
    • http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/animals.html
    • http://rain-tree.com/schoolreports.htm
    • http://www.leslietaylor.net/gallery/animals/animal.htm
    • http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rainforest.htm
    • http://www.thewildclassroom.com/biomes/rainforest.html
    • http://www.nature.org/rainforests/explore/video.html
    • http://www.rain-tree.com/plist.htm
  • 15. Resources
    • http://www.christiananswers.net/kids/vidclips.html
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_rainforest
    • http://kids.mongabay.com/rainforest-books.html
    • Discover the Amazon: The World's Largest Rainforest by Lauri Berkenkamp
    • The Most Beautiful Roof in the World: Exploring the Rainforest Canopy
    • The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest by Lynne Cherry
  • 16. Health
    • Do medicines come from parts of the rainforest?
    • What medicines come from what plants?
    • What are those medicines used for?
    • Which rainforest do the plants come from?
  • 17. Questions
    • What is a Tropical Rainforest?
    • What are the names of the rainforests?
    • What are the characteristics of a rainforest?
    • What medicines come from what plants?
    • What are those medicines used for?
    • What are the different layers?
  • 18. Walk Through the Rainforest
    • You are going to write a story about a trip you took to one of the rainforest.
    • Make sure you include: 5 animals, 5 plants, and anything else you saw along the way.
    • What did you eat? What all did you do?
    • What did you take with you?
    • Add in anything else that you want to.
  • 19. Assessment
    • You are first going to make a rainforest book out of everything you have done with this PowerPoint.
    • Next you are going to answer some questions that go along with this PowerPoint.
    • Third you are going to write a couple of paragraphs of what you have learned about the rainforest.
    • Fourth thing is that you are done with this PowerPoint, so turn everything into your teacher.
  • 20. Subjects Covered
    • Science
    • Social studies
    • Math
    • Language Arts