*Rainforest Field Trip
 

 

Rainforests have been around for millions of years, and yet in the very brief span of half a century, mankind has destoyed a huge portion of the world's rainforests. On a daily basis, acres and acres more disappear. This field trip takes a look at what a rainforest is and why it is an important ecosystem, the animals and peoples of the rainforest, what types of rainforests there are, and provides some ideas that students can do to actively participate in protecting the remaining rainforests.

Objectives

  1. Students will learn about what defines a rainforest.
  2. Students will learn about the environmental impact of eliminating rainforests.
  3. Students will learn about what animals live in the rainforest.
  4. Students will learn about the Inidigenous people of the rainforest.

Concepts

  • What makes a rainforest a rainforest?
  • What are the layers of a rainforest?
  • Are rainforests important in our environment? Why or why not?

Terms To Learn

canopy
climate
deforestation
ecosystem
emergent layer
endangered
equator
evaporation
extinct
greenhouse effect

indigenous
logging
nutrients
rainforest
species
tropical
understory
vegetation

 

 

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