RAINFOREST ACTIVITY 1

LAYERS OF A TROPICAL RAINFOREST

A MATCHING GAME

OBJECTIVES: 

  • Correctly match each animal species with the level of the rainforest where it primarily lives
  • Learn rainforest layer definitions and properties
  • Discover that rainforests exist in a variety of locations globally
  • Understand that each layer of a rainforest supports a great deal of life (biodiversity), and that each life in the rainforest is integral to the rainforest’s survival
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Preparation:

  1. Download the Levels of the Rainforest game board and tiles.
  2. Print the Levels of the Rainforest board, preferably on cardstock or photo paper for repeat use.
  3. Print the rainforest species game tiles, preferably on cardstock or photo paper for repeat use.
  4. Cut out the species game tiles that you printed. Mix them up for a challenge.

LEVELS OR A RAINFOREST GAME BOARD

RAINFOREST GAME TILES

Instructions:

  1. View the Life in the World’s Tropical Rainforests presentation.
  2. Match the animal species to the correct layers of the tropical rainforest in which they live.

Research and Explore:

Besides the examples that we provided in the Prezi and the game tiles, what other animals live in a tropical rainforest? There are many!

  1. List 5 species that live at the Forest Floor
  2. List 5 species that live in the Understory
  3. List 5 species that live in the Canopy
  4. List 5 species that live in the Emergent Layer

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