Life in the World's Tropical Rainforests
View the Life in the World’s Tropical Rainforests Prezi. It’s a self-guided slideshow that serves as the foundation for the activities that follow.
Print the Levels of a Rainforest gameboard and Rainforest Animals game tiles.
Have fun while learning!
- what defines a rainforest
- who lives in the world’s rainforests
- the vast biodiversity within rainforests,
- the importance of rainforests to the health of the Earth
Click or tap on the arrow to get started. Move forward or back using the right and left arrows along the bottom of the screen. You can opt to view full screen.
PRINT AND PLAY
MATERIALS AND PREPARATION
- 1 Levels of the Rainforest gameboard
- 36 Rainforest Animal game tiles are divided into 10 Forest Floor species, 8 Understory species, 13 Canopy species, and 5 Emergent Layer species.
- Print the game board and tiles. For best results, print on card stock. Laminate if you wish.
- Cut out the 36 game tiles.
- Click on the numbered activity buttons to the right of the graphics for instructions.
Levels of a Rainforest GameBoard
rainforest Game Tiles
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- The characteristics that define a rainforest
- That there are rainforests on every continent except Antarctica
- That 50% of plant and animal species live in rainforests
- That life in rainforests occurs in layers
- The names and properties of the layers of a rainforest
- The names of some of the many animal species that live in a rainforest
- That habitats need to be protected in order to save the animals that live in them
- That rainforests are being destroyed at an alarming rate
- That the entire Earth needs the rainforests
- What you can do to help
- Correctly match each animal species to the level of the rainforest in which they primarily live
- Learn rainforest layer definitions and properties
- Discover that rainforests can and do exist in multiple worldwide locations
- Understand that each layer of a rainforest supports a great deal of life, and each life in the rainforest is integral to the survival of the rainforest
- Understand the significance of biodiversity
- Grasp that rainforests throughout the world, and the animals that live in them, are at-risk
- Primate Facts
- The biological order of primates
- Where primates live
- The differences between New World and Old World monkeys
- Where Primate Live Video and Activity
- Primates and Their Habitats
- Conservation Statuses: The Alphabet Soup of Conservation
- African Apes At-a-Glance
- African Monkeys At-a-Glance
- African Prosimians At-a-Glance
- Asian Apes At-a-Glance
- Asian Monkeys At-a-Glance
- Asian Prosimians At-a-Glance
- Latin American Monkeys At-a-Glance
- Primate Species Profiles
- What You Can Do to Help Animals and the Environment
Lesson developed by Debra Curtin, 2016-2018
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