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Rainforest Interactive Powerpoint


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This is an interactive powerpoint I created about the Rainforest.

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Rainforest Interactive Powerpoint

  1. 1. The Rainforest An Interactive Powerpoint by: Mandie Verburg Ed. 205 Section 09 Quit
  2. 2. Layers of the Rainforest: <ul><li>Forest Floor </li></ul><ul><li>Understory </li></ul><ul><li>Canopy </li></ul><ul><li>Emergents </li></ul>Rainforest Facts: <ul><li>Destruction </li></ul><ul><li>Animals </li></ul>The Rainforest Quit Resources Author’s Page Concept Map
  3. 3. The Forest Floor <ul><li>The forest floor is a very warm and humid place to live. Hardly any sunlight reaches this area so many plants that only need a small amount of light grow here such as ferns and mosses. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the animals that live here include; tapirs, jaguars, tarantulas, ants, elephants scorpions, warthogs, and anacondas. </li></ul>Quit
  4. 4. The Understory <ul><li>The understory is a very damp and hot place to live. It is located in the lower branches and tree trunks of trees in the rainforest. Birds and monkeys travel through this area when looking for food. Small plants and flowers grow here also. </li></ul><ul><li>The animals that live here include; bees, snakes, frogs, and leopards. </li></ul>Quit
  5. 5. The Canopy <ul><li>The canopy is the upper parts of all the trees in the rainforest. 70-90% of animals live in the canopy! The canopy protects the lower parts of the forest by providing shade and protection from the heavy rains. The leaves in the canopy provide the source of power for the forest by converting sunlight to energy through protosynthesis. Want to see how protosynthesis works? Click here ! </li></ul><ul><li>The animals that live in the canopy include; macaws, orangutans, howler monkeys, lizards, and cuckoos. </li></ul>Quit
  6. 6. The Emergent <ul><li>The Emergent is the tip-tops of all of the trees in the rainforest. The trees in the emergent tower over everything, averaging around 270 feet in the air! These trees are covered in direct sunlight. </li></ul><ul><li>The animals found in the emergent include many types of birds such as the harpy eagle, macaws, and parrots. </li></ul>Quit
  7. 7. Destruction of the Rainforests <ul><li>1.5 acres of rainforest are lost every second. If this continues the rainforest will be depleted in merely 40 years. </li></ul><ul><li>The rainforests used to cover 15% of the Earth’s surface, now after human intervention they only cover 7%. </li></ul><ul><li>It is estimated that we lose over 100 species of animals a day due to rainforest destruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Watch a video on the destruction of rainforests and its impact on the world. Click Here . </li></ul>Quit
  8. 8. The Animals of the Rainforest <ul><li>In one single tree in the Amazon rainforest you can find over 200 different types of insects. </li></ul><ul><li>The howler monkey that lives in the rainforest is the second loudest animal in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>The capybara is the largest rodent in the world and it lives near rivers and streams on the rainforest floor. </li></ul><ul><li>Watch this video and see a few of the rainforests inhabitants! Click Here ! </li></ul>Quit
  9. 9. Photosynthesis Click Image to Start Video Quit Return to Previous Slide
  10. 10. Destruction of Rainforests Video Click the Image to Start the Video Quit Return to Previous Slide
  11. 11. Resources Images: http://www. tikaltravel .com/images/photos/images/tapir.jpg http: //villagewiki . pbwiki . com/f/Tarantula .jpg http://www. ai . mit .edu/lab/olympics/98/images/jaguar.jpg http://www. cruisersafaris .com/images/packages/warthog.jpg http://www. cloudforestalive . org/files/palmviper .JPG http://www. skyrail http://news. nationalgeographic .com/news/2007/08/images/070830-poison-frog.jpg http://imagecache2. allposters .com/images/pic/EUR/2400-1197~Orangutan-Baby-Posters.jpg http://img3. travelblog .org/Photos/24856/185234/f/1417725-Scarlet-Macaw-at-Copan-Ruinas-1.jpg http://www. whozoo .org/Anlife99/coreybow/HarpyFemalePG_062105_5587.JPG http://www. vickisturiale . com/xSites/Mortgage/vicki/Content/UploadedFiles/parrots .jpg http://www. redjellyfish .com/images/rfdestruction3.jpg Quit
  12. 12. Resources Information: http://www. enchantedlearning .com/subjects/rainforest/Strata. shtml http://www. rainforesteducation . com/life/understory . htm http: //edhelper .com/AnimalReadingComprehension_27_1.html http://rainforests. mongabay .com/0401. htm http: //mle .matsuk12. us/rainforest/emergent_layer_animals .html Quit
  13. 13. Author’s Page My name is Mandie Verburg and I am currently a junior at Grand Valley State University. I am majoring in Psychology/Special Education. My email address is: [email_address] . gvsu . edu Quit
  14. 14. Concept Map Quit