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Rainforests                                                         AdaptationsYear 8 Geography- Topic 1 – Global Environm...
Adaptations of Rainforest Plants & Animals1) Root SystemsThe root systems of rainforesttrees develop near the surfaceof th...
Adaptations of Rainforest Plants & Animals2) LeavesThe leaves of rainforest trees adapt to where theyare in relation to su...
Adaptations of Rainforest Plants & Animals
Adaptations of Rainforest Plants & Animals3) AnimalsThere is abundant animal and insect lifein the rainforest.Most of the ...
Adaptations of Rainforest Plants & Animals
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2011 year 8 geography - rainforests - adaptations

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2011 year 8 geography - rainforests - adaptations

  1. 1. Rainforests AdaptationsYear 8 Geography- Topic 1 – Global Environments - 2011
  2. 2. Adaptations of Rainforest Plants & Animals1) Root SystemsThe root systems of rainforesttrees develop near the surfaceof the ground.This is because water andnutrients are usually within ametre of the surfaceSo they don’t fall over, buttressroots grow to give the treessupport.
  3. 3. Adaptations of Rainforest Plants & Animals2) LeavesThe leaves of rainforest trees adapt to where theyare in relation to sunlight.Down low, in the understorey, leaves are larger tohave a better chance at catching the sunlight.Up in the canopy, they are smaller
  4. 4. Adaptations of Rainforest Plants & Animals
  5. 5. Adaptations of Rainforest Plants & Animals3) AnimalsThere is abundant animal and insect lifein the rainforest.Most of the activity is found in thecanopy where there are birds as well asa variety of animals that climb, fly andswing through trees, feeding on fruits,nuts and berries that grow there.
  6. 6. Adaptations of Rainforest Plants & Animals

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