We found 416 resources with the concept rainforests
We've Got Ants in Our Plants!Lesson Planet
7 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Some ants are so aggressive, they can repel an elephant. Viewers learn this fact and more in an engaging video that is part of a larger playlist on biology. It discusses the relationships between ants and plants. While plants provide...
Is This A New Species?!Lesson Planet
10 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Which makes a better name for a new species: Hermit Crab Caterpillar or Sir Leafs-a-Lot? Exploring a rainforest in Peru, the video helps viewers discover a unique species as part of a larger biology playlist. As scientists learn more...
Recording the RainforestLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Animals have evolved to communicate in different frequencies so they can hear each other throughout the rainforest. The first lesson in a three-part series begins by exploring an interactive story map online about the Borneo rainforest....
Biomes : Tropical RainforestLesson Planet
2 mins 5th - 8th
Did you know that 50% of the world's species are found in the rainforest, yet rain forests cover just 2% of the earth's surface? Introduce your class to the enchanting world of the rain forest by using this informative, image-rich video....
Regional Patterns of Climate: Pacific NorthwestLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Climate systems involve sunlight, ocean, atmosphere, ice, land forms, and many other factors. Scholars explore each of these variables related to the Pacific Northwest rain forest. They use an online interactive to investigate the polar...
Making North America | The Cascadia Subduction ZoneLesson Planet
6 mins 6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Scientists discovered a rain forest covered in sand and saltwater residue. This led to a collection of core samples and a rather intense prediction for the future of the American Pacific Northwest. Part of a larger series on the story of...
The Last Time the Globe WarmedLesson Planet
11 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Global warming ... greenhouse gases ... climate change ... sounds familiar, right? What about palm trees in Wyoming, or swimming in the sea near Antarctica? Science scholars discover the unbearable conditions Earth experienced during its...
The Double-Crossing Ants to Whom Friendship Means NothingLesson Planet
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
I'll scratch your back, if you'll scratch mine—unless someone else comes along that is a better scratcher! Examine the fickle nature of rainforest insects using a captivating video. The narrator describes the mutualistic relationship...
Which Came First - The Rain or the Rainforest?Lesson Planet
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
When in drought, plant a tree! A creative video lesson explains how trees of the rainforest create rain as a byproduct of photosynthesis. Without trees, the rainforests would not exist which is a real problem in regions where logging...
Why Does Earth Have Deserts?Lesson Planet
2 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Deserts make up 33 percent of the land surface area on the earth, so why does Earth have them? The video explains the wind and weather patterns that lead to deserts as well as rain forests. It details how this is related to the ocean...
Which Came First—the Rain or the Rainforest?Lesson Planet
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
"Hahai no ka ua i ka ulula'au." In other words, "The rain follows after the forest," but is it actually true? The video discusses the development of the rain forests and their unique water cycle. It also offers advice on what actions can...
K CCSS: Adaptable
Four lessons in this collection explore the environment of Colombia's tropical rainforests, its biodiversity, and a major export from the country: coffee. Kindergarteners participate in a variety of activities that are designed to meet specific Common Core State Standards and were developed by the Rainforest Alliance.
Rainforest Alliance Early Childhood ActivitiesLesson Planet
Pre-K - K CCSS: Adaptable
Take scholars on an educational journey through nature with a collection of lessons created by the Rainforest Alliance. Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten learners discover the Colombian rainforest and explore nature through the senses of smell, hearing, taste, and touch before creating a rainforest themed mural in the classroom.
How Far Away Is a Tropical Rainforest?Lesson Planet
K CCSS: Designed
If driving to school only takes 10 minutes, then how long does it take to drive to a tropical rainforest in Colombia? Explore the focus question in a lesson that uses measurement tools and formulas to figure out the time and distance...
Sounds of the RainforestLesson Planet
Pre-K - K CCSS: Adaptable
Do you hear what I hear? Encourage scholars to use their listening skills and participate in a series of activities that demonstrate how the sense of hearing is crucial to the human and animal world. Activities guide learners on nature...
Lions, Tigers and Bears Oh Animals!Lesson Planet
2nd - 4th CCSS: Adaptable
Fear not, this thematic unit on animals and habitats poses no threat to you or your students. In fact, this fun series of whole class, small group, and independent learning activities will have your class engaged in learning about the...
Rainforest EcosystemsLesson Planet
4th - 5th CCSS: Designed
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.
Rain Forest Teaching CurriculumLesson Planet
K - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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,...
Through the Rainforest JungleLesson Planet
3 mins 6th - 12th
Do you remember Michael Palin from Monty Python? Follow him through the rainforest jungle where he and his guide are on the look out for birds. This video is well narrated and informational but far too short. This special is available in...
Rainforest Animals of the Amazon JungleLesson Planet
3 mins 2nd - 8th
Follow several scientists throughout the rainforest as they track a family of otters. This quiet and simple video allows learners to observe these animals the way the scientists do. Have your class view this clip and take field notes in...
Rainforest Animals and Plant Life in the Amazon JungleLesson Planet
2 mins 6th - 12th
See how the animals and plants of the rainforest are perfectly adapted to each other and their lush environment. This is a short clip from a longer BBC special but works well on its own when used to show environmental interdependence.
El Salvador: How Can My Breakfast Harm the Birds?Lesson Planet
Sixth graders explore how their food choices can have an impact on the rain forests. They examine coffee farming and how their techniques can harm birds in the rain forest. Students design two farms with sustainability of bird habits in...
Writer's Workshop for ESL Students: Refuting an ArgumentLesson Planet
6th - 9th
Thorough and well-organized, this lesson plan helps pupils to weigh, build, and refute an argument (the latter of which is featured here; the first two parts are linked within the resource). Given a simplified argument and counter...
Rainforest Conservation Postcards and ComicsLesson Planet
2nd - 12th
Culminate your study of the rainforest by creating postcards to send to government representatives or comic strips that teach about conservation of threatened resources. Elementary schoolers use images from Pics4Learning to design...
Soil, Designer Soil: From Rainforests to the PrairieLesson Planet
6th - 9th
Students explore the role and importance of soil in the ecosystem. In this Science and Social Studies instructional activity, students complete an experiment using various kinds of soil and clay and then examine how soil has a direct...
Biology: Plants - The Fiber of LifeLesson Planet
7th - 12th
Learners, in groups, examine and list the varieties of plants and how they relate to man and the environment. They create plant books complete with leaf samples with sketches and information, grow beans in plastic baggies, and role-play...
Using Venn Diagrams to Compare Two EcosystemsLesson Planet
6th - 9th
Learners explore the distribution of two ecosystems on a global scale; and map the distribution of tropical and temperate rain forests throughout the world. They use a Venn Diagram to describe these ecosystems and the differences between...
A Stomping Good Time: Using Found Instruments and Invented Rhythms to Make Beautiful MusicLesson Planet
3rd - 12th
Students work in small groups to use everyday objects to create performances inspired by the work of STOMP. They create a system of notation to document the music and movement of a 2-minute performance.
Rain Forest Biome and the Effects of Acid RainLesson Planet
6th - 12th
Students examine how acid rain affects the rain forest. They identify the causes of acid rain, determine how human behavior can affect the environment and discuss ways to prevent acid rain and acid rain damage to the rain forest.
Hey - It's a Rainy Forest Out There!Lesson Planet
3rd - 6th
Elementary schoolers take part in a very good instructional activity which has them watch video, conduct experiments, complete hands-on activities, and work in cooperative groups. The educationally-rich activities are clearly-explained,...
Rainforest (Elementary, Social Studies)Lesson Planet
3rd - 4th
Explore the rainforest with your class. Learners study the meaning of the word endangered, choose an animal to study, gather data, and discuss why the animal is in danger of extinction. This is a motivating way to have your class discuss...
Amazon Rainforest Poster Project/Service ProjectLesson Planet
3rd - 7th
Students make efforts to save the rainforests. For this environmental stewardship lesson, students discuss facts about the resources of the rainforests. Students then create posters that encourage other to reduce their use of paper.
Compare and Contrast: Rainforest animalsLesson Planet
2nd - 5th
Pupils research rainforest animals by looking online and reading books, and then compare and contrast 2 rainforest animals. In this compare and contrast lesson plan, students also write a paragraph about the animals and complete a word...
Do the Research - Environment - Little Known FactsLesson Planet
6th - 7th
In this research learning exercise, students look up the answers to three questions about the environment. They write short answers in the chart after researching if ozone harms humans, how many acres of rainforest are being destroyed,...
Vanishing Rainforests: How can We Save Them?Lesson Planet
4th - 8th
Students focus in on the Amazon Rain forest. They research about various plants and animals that exist in our rain forests. Students develop knowledge of resources that come from our rain forests. They analyze the cause/effect of rain...
Ghana's Tropical Rainforests: What Does Their Future Have To Do With Us?Lesson Planet
6th - 12th
Students examine the human impact on the tropical rainforests of Ghana, and the connection to people in other countries. They research the threats to rainforests by writing a campaigning leaflet and newspaper article.
Research and Conservation: Doing the LegworkLesson Planet
6th - 8th
Students explore the ways in which geographical studies can be put to practical use, such as in helping to preserve the rain forest. They think about the importance of counting and studying species in an ecosystem, such as the Congo...
2010 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response QuestionsLesson Planet
10th - 12th
Scientists rely heavily on data to make predictions and find solutions. Young scholars become scientists as they analyze information presented to them to construct responses. They consider scenarios related to air pollution, invasive...
Growing a Rainforest in Our ClassroomLesson Planet
Pre-K - K
Give your classroom decor a boost with a rainforest themed mural highlighting what class members learned through their five senses—taste, touch, see, smell, and hear. Scholars create a rainforest filled with trees and animals using their...
Rainforests - Under the Canopy, Part 3/3Lesson Planet
10 mins 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...
Rainforests - Under the Canopy, Part 2/3Lesson Planet
9 seconds 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...
Rainforests - Under the Canopy, Part 1/3Lesson Planet
8 mins 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...
Fall 1-The Rain Forest Biome and the Effects of Acid Rain - Biology Teaching ThesisLesson Planet
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...
Geography of Australia: The Shaping of a ContinentLesson Planet
Whether you are embarking on a unit on ecosystems, or on the characteristics of the Australian terrain, this picture-packed presentation would be a great one to use. Not only does the presentation contain useful information, it also has...
Geological Features of Latin AmericaLesson Planet
9th - 10th
The rainforest, the Andes Mountains, and the Amazon River are all featured in this simplistic slide show. Intended to show the major geological features common to Latin America, this presentation provides only three geological areas and...
Rainforest Deforestation and the Water CycleLesson Planet
1st - 5th
Learners create terrariums (mini rainforests). They observe and discuss the life processes that occur in their terrariums and how changes in these processes affect the plants and organisms inside. They collect and graph data and present...
Biological and Cultural Diversity of a Latin American CountryLesson Planet
7th - 9th
Students conduct an 8 hour Annual Summit Meeting on the Cultural and Biological Diversity of a Latin American Country. They construct a Rainforest, coffee and banana plantations, and a street scene of a typical large city.
Who Takes Care of the Maya Forest Corridor?Lesson Planet
First graders explore the work of conservationists and how they make sure animals and people are safe in their habitats. They identify the rules, laws, jobs, and people who help them feel safe and keep them healthy. Students explore who...