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3 Do you know where The Tropical Rainforests are located?  The tropical rainforests are located near the equator. Below are some countries where they are found…. Equator is An imaginary line that goes around the middle of the earth Central America Africa The Amazon AustraliaSouthern Asia

4 What is Tropical Rainforest Ecosystem and Climate Like? Emegents – houses birds in tops of the tallest trees Canopy – houses insects and birds in its thick leafy branches Understory – located under the leaves and houses most of the shrubs, insects, mammals and reptiles Forest Floor- Most of the wildlife and larger animals live here Rain, It rains almost everyday in the rainforest The average temperature is 75 to 80 degrees Click to hear the rain

5 How Much does it really Rain? See how much it rains where you live… click below Rainfall comparison: Eastern U.S.

6 Lets learn some Tropical Rainforest facts!!  The  The tropical rainforest provides 20% 20% of the world’s oxygen….. and 50% 50% of the world’s animals  Many  Many of its plants are used in medicines The rainforest is known as the lungs of the world Breathe easy Annato plant lowers blood pressure, treats snake bites Cocoa Tree gives us chocolate

7 Meet some Tropical Rainforest animals. Do you know what these animals ALL need to live? They Need:Air, Water, shelter and Food to survive They:Reproduce Adapt to their environment

8 How Do We Classify Animals?  We classify animals of the rainforest just like the animals you know:  Mammals – Apes, Gorillas, Elephants  Reptiles – Alligators, Lizards, Snakes  Birds – Parrots, Toucans  Amphibians - frogs  Fish – Angel fish, rainbow fish Go here to learn more about other rainforest animals.. Go here to see more fish from the rainforest…

9 How Are they Different?   Mammals   warm blooded   Give birth to live   Have hair   Nurse their young  Reptiles  cold blooded  Have scales  Have Claws   Birds  Have Feathers  Have beaks and feet  Lay eggs  Hatch their young  Amphibians  Cold blooded  Live in water and on land  Skin is smooth and moist Fish  Cold blooded  Breathe through gills

10 The disappearing tropical rainforest and the Red Eye Tree Frog Despite its wealth, the tropical rainforest is disappearing mainly because of: 1.Farming – cutting down trees to grow tropical fruits for export 2.Ranching – land is burned to grow grass for cattle 3.Logging – trees are cut down for its timber and.. YOU When the rainforest disappears…so does its animals. Everyday we use products made from the rainforest

11 The Red Eye Tree Frog: Ambassador of conservation Its Habitat is..  Amazon rainforest of South America and Central America  They are Nocturnal rainforest animals  Found on the underside of leaves near shallow water Fast Facts: 1.Amphibian 2.Lifespan- 5yrs 3.Size: 1.5 – 2.7 in Appearance 1.Bright Red Eyes 2.Orange Feet 3.Bright Green Skin Habitat means home.

12 All Animals Must Reproduce toads/frog_greentree_lifecycle.html Video Link to Red Eye Tree Frog stages  Females lay eggs  Male fertilizes eggs as they emerge  Fertilized eggs hatch and drop into shallow water  Tadpoles quickly develop upon reaching water Like all animals the Red Eye Tree Frog must reproduce..

13 Lets test your Rainforest Animals Knowledge Rainforest Animals Scavenger Hunt Use the websites on the right to find the answers to the questions below? Name one country where the Tropical Rainforest is found Rainforests of the World Rainforests of the World What is the habitat of Gorilla? Elementary 3rd and 4th Grades Elementary 3rd and 4th GradesElementary 3rd and 4th GradesElementary 3rd and 4th Grades Why is the rainforest known as the lungs of the Earth? Rainforest Facts Rainforest Facts Name three animals found in the Tropical Rainforest. Animals in the Rain Forest Animals in the Rain Forest What is an Amphibian? mals/reptiles.htm mals/reptiles.htm What is a Mammal ? Rainforest Destruction Rainforest Destruction Why do animals reproduce? How can we save the rainforest? Rain Forest Action Network Rain Forest Action Network Find one plant that you use for food in the Tropical Rainforest The Rainforest Plant DatabaseThe Rainforest Plant Database The Rainforest Plant Database The Rainforest Plant Database What basic need do animals need to live Basic Needs of Animals Basic Needs of Animals

14 Just for Fun: Frog Games Frog Checkers Froggy Picture Memory Frog Racing radiobuttonquiz/radio_button_quiz1.shtml More Challenging Fun…below

15 Bibliography 1.http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2006/11/tree-frogs/holland-text/1 2.http://www.mbgnet.net/ 3.http://passporttoknowledge.com/rainforest/main.html 4.http://library.thinkquest.org/06aug/00721/redeye_treefrog/redeyedtree_frog.htm 5.http://www.sdmf.k12.wi.us/BF/resources/rainforestweb/floor/forestfloor.htm 6.http://www.costarica.com/Things-To-Do/Land-Activities/Red%11Eyed-Tree-Frog/ 7.Wealth of the Rainforest, Pharmacy to the World, by Leslie Taylor, Copyrighted by Raintree Nutrition, Inc. Carson City, NV Online at Wealth of the Rainforest, Pharmacy to the World, by Leslie Taylor, Copyrighted by Raintree Nutrition, Inc. Carson City, NV Online at of the Rainforest, Pharmacy to the World, by Leslie Taylor, Copyrighted by Raintree Nutrition, Inc. Carson City, NV Online at 8.http://www.sdmf.k12.wi.us/BF/resources/rainforestweb/understory/understory.htm 9.http://www.saskschools.ca/~gregory/animals/intro1.html 10.http://ran.org/new/kidscorner/about_rainforests/factsheets/tropical_rainforest_animals/ 11.http://www.rainforestlive.org.uk/index.cfm?Articleid= http://www.tooter4kids.com/Rainforest/animals.html 13.http://www.froggyville.com/games.htm 14.Rainforest On-Line Theme Unit Page 8 Rainforest On-Line Theme Unit Page 8Rainforest On-Line Theme Unit Page 8


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