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For Teachers K Standards
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...
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Why Do More Species Live Near the Equator?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The tropics contain about 40 percent of the area on Earth. Viewers take a trip to Peru as an entrancing video from a larger biology playlist explores the region. It explains the facts and theories about the biodiversity near the equator....
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Biomes : Tropical Rainforest

For Teachers 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....
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Cuban Wildlife Matching Game

For Students 6th - 12th
Young biologists match Cuban wildlife to their ecosystems by dragging images of the creatures to either a forest, coral reef, cave, or wetland habitat.
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For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do scientists discover differences in ecosystems around the world? An informative presentation explores the biomes of the world such as the tropical rainforest, desert, tundra, and more. Scholars learn about the climate, animals, and...
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For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Which holds more influence, the environment over humans or humans over the environment? Young scientists explore an online interactive that addresses this discussion. They observe changes in the natural world over time and see which...
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Seed Dispersal in Tropical Forests

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do seeds get around? It's not like plants can control seed dispersal—or can they? Dig deeper into the amazing mechanisms of seed dispersal observed in tropical plants through interactives, a video, and plenty of hands-on data...
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How Far Away Is a Tropical Rainforest?

For Teachers K Standards
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...
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My Forest or the Rainforest?

For Teachers K Standards
The differences between tropical and temperate rainforests range from animals and flowers to climate and landscapes. Kindergarteners compare and contrast characteristics of their local forest to a tropical rainforest.
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Colombia Biodiversity

For Teachers K
How diverse is the rainforest? How much more diverse is a rain forest than a temperate forest? Explore these focus questions in a lesson plan that explores the plants, animals, and insects in forests. After listening to a reading about...
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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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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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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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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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Philippine Banig Weaving

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create a Philippine banig mat. As part of designing and creating the mat, the class is introduced to the tropical rain forest of the Philippines and how the environment impacts the lives of the people. Individuals also discover...
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Geography of Australia: The Shaping of a Continent

For Teachers 7th
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...
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Finding the Rainforests

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
From Brazil to Indonesia, young scientists investigate the geography and climate of the world's tropical rain forests with this collection of worksheets.
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Rain Forest Terrariums

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders make rain forest terrariums in order to observe a simulated mini-environment. They place the layers and plants into container and place where it can be observed. They observe the closed water system in the container before...
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Food Webs

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify predator/prey relationships based on the food web of the tropical rain forest ecosystem and realize they need a food web for survival. In this food web lesson plan, students complete a role play activity being animals...
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North American Biomes

For Students 4th - 9th
In this Science worksheet, students color a biome map of North America. Students color the map by solving the clues listed on a separate sheet of paper.
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Guetemala's Changing Forest

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders compare their local ecological zone to the tropical rainforest. In this natural ecology lesson, 8th graders complete an activity about the differences in ecological zones. They compare their biome to the Guatemalan...
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Rain Forest Reporters

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Students research and write articles for an imaginary scientific magazine about rain forests. In this rain forest instructional activity, students research both ecosystems and magazine writing styles. They act as reporters and editors of...
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Scrapping the Biomes

For Teachers 5th Standards
Fifth graders investigate biomes of the earth. In this biomes lesson, 5th graders explore eight different biomes which include the tropical rain forest, deciduous forest, grasslands, and taiga. They design an artistic scrapbook that...
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The Tropical Rain Forest

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use various web sites to access information about the rain forest. They use the Tropical Rainforest Interactive CD to make their own rain forest pictures and stories and learn facts about the rain forest. They use various books...