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!
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.