Rainforest Presentation


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Powerpoint designed for children ages 8-10. This is just a basic overview of the rainforest layers and some of the animals that live in the rainforest.

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Rainforest Presentation

  1. 1. The Rainforest<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/_alby2_/250121818/<br />
  2. 2. Location<br /><ul><li>Rainforests are found all over the world
  3. 3. Most found in tropics</li></ul>The largest rainforests located in:<br /><ul><li>Amazon River Basin (South America)
  4. 4. Congo River Basin (western Africa)
  5. 5. throughout southeast Asia. </li></ul>http://kids.mongabay.com/images/World_map-countries.jpg<br />
  6. 6. Layers<br />There are 4 layers in the rainforest<br />Emergent Layer<br />Canopy Layer<br />Understory Layer<br />Forest Floor<br />Different animals and plants at each level<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/38485387@N02/3573173718/<br />
  7. 7. The Emergent Layer<br />Tallest layer<br />More sun than any other layer<br />Made up of tall, wide trees<br />Trees from 130 to 250 feet tall<br />Trees have waxy leaves<br />Very windy and very warm<br />Dendrocnideexcelsa(Stinging Tree) in Bunya Mountains National Park-Australia<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/tgerus/3169869483/<br />
  8. 8. The Canopy Layer<br />Primary layer of rainforest<br />Rises to 150 feet<br />Thick, woody vines called lianas found in this layer<br />Plants grow on the trees<br />Use water and sun unique to canopy layer<br />Orchids, lichens, ferns mosses<br />
  9. 9. The Understory<br />Receives only 2-5% of the sunlight available to the canopy<br />Made up of vines, smaller trees, ferns and palms and small bushes<br />Poor soil with few nutrients for plants<br />
  10. 10. The Forest Floor<br />Very dark<br />Almost no plant life <br />Decay happens very quickly<br />Lots of large tree roots<br />Many large animals, frogs, and insects<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/wiccked/131259990/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/ableman/2184687964/<br />
  11. 11. Rainforest Mammals<br />Sloths are slow movingmammals that live in trees <br />Jaguars are the largest of South Americas big cats<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/prosper973/3262053975/<br />
  12. 12. Poison Dart Frogs<br />Very brightly colored<br />Carry eggs and tadpoles on their backs<br />Very poisonous <br />Eat ants, termites, and beetles<br />Rainforest Frogs<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/ucumari/1071599095/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/zrimshots/137815198/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/rachelrusinski/235342925/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/29714021@N04/2920469244/<br />
  13. 13. Rainforest Reptiles<br />Chameleon <br />160 different species<br />Can move eyes independently<br />Chameleons change colors and often blend in<br />Eat insects<br />Live in the trees and move slowly<br />
  14. 14. Rainforest Birds<br />Toucan<br />Known for large, colorful bill<br />Can eat fruit and insects<br />Live in flocks of multiple toucans<br />Nest in tree holes<br />Females lay 2 to 4 eggs each year<br />
  15. 15. Rainforests are<br />important because they:<br />are the home of many plants and animals<br />protect against flood, drought, and erosion<br />Help provide oxygen<br />Source of foods and medicines<br />Importance of Rainforest<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/anguskirk/2736673076/<br />
  16. 16. Works Cited<br />"Animals of the Rainforest-Sloth." Welcome to Space Radiation Lab, Caltech.<br /> Web. 02 Mar. 2010. <br /><http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/animals/slothpage.html>. <br />"Life in the rainforest - Emergent." MSET Ramapo College. Web. 02 Mar. 2010. <br /> <http://mset.rst2.edu/portfolios/d/dispenza_l/web_design/rainforests_final/emergent_layer/emerge nt_layer.htm>. <br />"Poison Dart Frogs, Poison Dart Frog Pictures, Poison Dart Frog Facts – National Geographic." Animals, Animal Pictures, Wild Animal Facts – National Geographic. Web. 01 Mar. 2010. <br /> <http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/amphibians/poison-frog.html>. <br />Tropical Rainforest Information for Kids. Web. 02 Mar. 2010. <http://kids.mongabay.com/>.<br />"Types of Chameleons - Chamaeleonidae Family - Chameleon Facts." Reptile Knowledge - Reptile Information - Snakes, Lizards, Turtles. Web. 01 Mar. 2010. <br /> <http://www.reptileknowledge.com/squamata/chamaeleonidae.php>. <br />"The Understorey." Oracle ThinkQuest Library. Web. 02 Mar. 2010. <http://library.thinkquest.org/27257/st4.html>. <br />"Where are Rainforests? - EnchantedLearning.com." ENCHANTED LEARNING HOME PAGE. <br />Web. 01 Mar. 2010. <br /> <http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/rainforest/Where.shtml>. <br />