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3.6.20 Find out about the animals, birds and insects you can find in the rainforests. You could read about the animals mentioned in the Rainforest Calling book, using the activities above. Think about which level of the forest the animals live in (emergent layer, canopy, etc), what they eat and anything else that is interesting. 

You could make fact cards, or a powerpoint slide or a giant poster. Think about how each plant or creature has adapted to suit its environment (e.g. leaves are waxy and have a drip tip to help rain run off quickly to stop them rotting in the wet and rainy forest). 

Watch the clips below (most are under 2 mins) and find out about the amazing adaptations of the plants and animals. There is the murderous strangler fig that kills the tree it grows up and the plant that acts as a toilet for tree shrews!

Rainforests 101 | National Geographic

Rainforests are home to over half of the world's plant and animal species. Learn about tropical and temperate rainforests, how they contribute to the global ...

The Layers of the Rainforest #readalong

We're celebrating a month of reading fun on YouTube Kids. Learn about the little cacao tree, the chocolate it makes, and the rainforest it lives in from Step...

Virtual Field Trip - Amazon Rainforest

Visit http://www.virtualfieldtrips.org to learn more Introduce your students to the layers of the rainforest and the animals who live there. Explore the adap...

Rainforests 101 | National Geographic

Rainforests are home to over half of the world's plant and animal species. Learn about tropical and temperate rainforests, how they contribute to the global ...

The Real Animals of Madagascar | Animal Science for Kids

Jessi and Squeaks introduce you to the amazing, unusual animals and plants from a place like nowhere else on earth: Madagascar! ---------- Like SciShow? Want...

25 Facts About the AMAZON RAINFOREST | 25 FACTS

Grab an umbrella and some bug spray because we're about to forage for 25 abundant facts about THE AMAZON RAINFOREST! Tune in each week for 25 crazy, cool, ep...

Explore the Rainforest! | Ecology for Kids

It's raining where Jessi and Squeaks live, so they decided to bust out some books and read up on a special kind of forest where it rains almost every day! --...

Odd Facts About Sloths

Sloths might be slow and spend much of their time sleeping, but they're definitely not boring. Jessi shares three weird facts about sloths! ---------- Like S...

Look at the power point first. Then either print out the invertebrate hunt or copy out the grid. Everything else is for reference and does not need to be printed. Lesson plans are for parents who want the guidance. 

Week 2 27.4.20

Grouping Living Creatures. Watch the powerpoint, then sort the animals. You can easily draw the circles out on a piece of paper to save printing. The one page you might want to print has all the animal pictures on it.

Overview of the topic and lesson plans are for parents who would like to use it.

Picture 1 Leeks, parsnip and carrot tops sprouting.
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