Nutrient Cycle Twigs and leaves fall to the ground and become ‘litter’ Decomposition (breaking down) of litter by termites, fungi and bacteria Nutrients enter the soil Soil is fertile Dense vegetation
You will use the Pie Chart on the previous slide to show your estimations of what a Rainforest consists of.
You will then record your estimations on a worksheet provided for you. Task 4
Simply return to the Pie Chart and 1) Right-hand click on your mouse; 2) Click on ‘Chart Object’; 3) Click on ‘Edit’; 4) Change the percentages in the ‘Datasheet’ showing what percentage of each matter you think a Rainforest consists of.
Now you will do some group work looking more closely at Rainforests, where they are located around the World and why they are so important to the Earth and our Environment.
In groups you will be given a Rainforest to research and investigate.
At the end of your research, you will be asked to write a letter to the Government explaining about your individual Rainforest and why it is so important to help in the conservation of it.
Main Activity Cont. The grid below shows you what information you need to research about your Rainforest. Any effects your Rainforest has on the outside world. Conservation groups linked to your Rainforest . Dangers facing your Rainforest. Why your Rainforest is important. Zones of the Rainforest. (Canopy etc.) Any endangered species living there. People that live there. Any medical remedies grown there. Climate of your Rainforest Type & Location of your Rainforest Animals that live there. Vegetation
Main Activity Cont. Below are the Rainforests that are to be researched (one per group).
You will then record your information on Microsoft Word ‘My Rainforest Results’ worksheet. You can now compare your results to your estimates, and see if your results are similar (if they are it obviously shows that you were a Rainforest Genius from the start!)