Systems Tropical Rainforests What is a tropical rainforest?
Starter Watch the rainforest introduction movie. Come up with a list of adjectives (descriptive words) for a tropical rainforest. Things to think about….. What would you smell, see, hear, feel???
Starter Class mind map! What do we know about Tropical Rainforests?
Where are the rainforests?
Using an Atlas and a world map locate the tropical rainforests of the world. Make sure you label on your map:
Tropic of Cancer
Tropic of Capricorn
2. Write 3 sentences to describe the location of the earths tropical rainforests.
3. Name some of the countries where tropical rainforests are found. Present your findings under the following headings:
- South/Central America
Where are the rainforests? Click here
Why are they located in these places? In groups of 2 or 3 you have 3 minutes to try and explain the location of tropical rainforests.
On the equator…
Climate of the Amazon Describe the Amazon’s pattern of rainfall and temperature. Temperature (ºC) 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 Rainfall (mm)
Re-visit the class mind map created at the start of the lesson. What questions have we answered? Plenary
Tropical rainforests are home to at least 50% of the world’s species of plants and animals. This makes it a very important ecosystem. Produce a poster that includes five fantastic facts about the rainforest. Homework