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419 resources with the concept rainforests

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Go Eco! Ecosystems

For Teachers 7th - 10th
How is a movie theater like a desert biome? Compare systems to ecosystems with a set of activities that focuses on accessing multiple intelligences and building upon knowledge. As learners discuss the ways elements of an ecosystem depend...
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Let's Take a Hike

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What type of effect can the geosphere have on the biosphere? This is the focus of a video that explains how geologic features and landforms directly affect the types of living things in a habitat, positively, and negatively.
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Zombie Ants

For Students 8th - 10th
One of the creepiest and coolest natural occurrences is a great forum for data analysis and discussion! Explore the phenomenon of zombie ants, or ants infected with the Cordyceps fungus, with a series of activities and experiments. Kids...
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Rainforest Ecosystems

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Rainforests are the topic of this brief reading passage. Learners can find out all about the different layers of the rainforest as well as the types of creatures that live there. After reading, they respond to five questions about the text.
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Rainforest Animals

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Who lives in the rainforest? Explore the different animals of the rainforest with a presentation full of vivid pictures. Each slide uses a common sentence frame to discuss which animals one might find in the rainforest.
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Rainforest Word Cards

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Great for a science lesson or language arts activity, these picture word cards feature animals and plants that live in rainforest habitats. It includes pictures and names of rainforest residents like lemurs, monkeys, and parrots.
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Rain Forest Teaching Curriculum

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Take young naturalists on an exploration of the world's tropical rainforests with this extensive collection of lessons and activities. Whether its creating leaf and flower prints or investigating the absorption spectrum of chlorophyl,...
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For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore six different habitats—wetlands, rainforest, savannah, desert, city, and cultivated land—to determine which habitat factors (food, water, shelter, and space) are high, medium, or low in each. Learners also use maps of Africa to...
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My Report Pack for. . .

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a handy guide for putting together a research report on birds, or on a selection of other topics (see the added materials.). Individuals are guided to think of three questions about their topic, they narrow down subtopics, use a...
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Rainforest Mural

For Teachers K - 5th
Whether you are an art teacher or a teacher looking for a great project to finish off a unit on the rainforest, this instructional activity is for you. Here are some great teaching tips and instructional practices that can help you and...
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Tropical Belt

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Where in the world is the equator? Explore a world map with your class, coloring in oceans, continents, and rainforests while locating the three major lines of latitude: the equator, Tropic of Cancer, and Tropic of Capricorn. Discuss how...
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Rainforests - Under the Canopy, Part 3/3

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Concluding this three-part episode of Kratt's Creatures the Kratt brothers travel down the river to find even more rainforest animals. We'll learn that each animal has a different job to do in this forest environment, sloths, bugs, and...
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Tree and Plant Life in the Jungle

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
How do new plants in tropical rainforests get enough sunlight through the tree canopy overhead? Watch young seedlings lash around and use other plants and trees as ladders to the sunlight. This time-lapse video is incredible to watch!
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For Teachers 5th - 8th
Welcome to the land of contemporary sophistication mixed with rich ancient heritage: Malaysia. A blend of Malay, Indian, and Chinese cultures, one will never see so many sights, sounds, and tastes in any other country, or so they say!...
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Rainforests - Under the Canopy, Part 2/3

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Part two in this three-part episode of Kratts's Creatures focuses on the birds, flowers, amphibians, and insects found under the rainforest canopy. They name various animals and differentiate which ones live in the wet and dry parts of...
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Rainforests - Under the Canopy, Part 1/3

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Your may remember the Kratt brothers from their PBS show, Zabomafoo. Here they are in a whole new environment, the rainforest! The silly antics and clear and basic information make this video perfect for children in grades k-3. In this...
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Taking the Boat to Manaus

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders apply the concepts they know regarding mass, volume and density in the previous activities to design a boat. Student teams must make a boat which can travel the waters of the Amazon Rainforest. Each group makes a...
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Rainforest Complexity and Diversity

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate the diversity of plants and animals in a rainforest. They watch an online story developed by the Rainforest Alliance, observe and record animals in their local area, explore various websites, and compare and...
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King of the Forest

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learners in a special education classroom use the internet to research the characteristics of the rainforest. Individually, they decide whether to write a short story or poem with a main character who lives in the rainforest. To end the...
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Tropical Rainforests

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students create their own rainforest environment. This tropical rainforest lesson, introduces where rainforests are located, their real world connections, and their structural make up. It includes further resources online.
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Fall 1-The Rain Forest Biome and the Effects of Acid Rain - Biology Teaching Thesis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explain why rain forests have great biodiversity, and list each layer of a rain forest and tell an organism that lives in each. They identify the cause of acid rain and its affect on a rain forest. Students hypothesize the...
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Build A Borneo Glider!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students construct a paper glider. In this physics of gliding activity, students first learn about Borneo and it's rainforest habitat. After students discover the way animals in Borneo glide from tree to tree, they use their newly...
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Which Foods Come From Rainforests?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
A very interesting and colorful presentation on the original sources of food is here for you. Learners discover where foods such as bananas, asparagus, potatoes, and oranges come from. They come from rainforests located all over the world!
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Attack of the Raging River

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore mass and volume. In this mass and volume lesson, students pretend to be on a hike and have lost their way. Students must cross a river get back on track. Students must use mass, volume, surface area, density, property...