Presentation on theme: "The plants on the Biome – Broad Leaved Evergreen Trees, Ferns, Large Woody Vines and climbing plants, orchids and bromeliads. The Animals – Herbivores!"— Presentation transcript:
The plants on the Biome – Broad Leaved Evergreen Trees, Ferns, Large Woody Vines and climbing plants, orchids and bromeliads. The Animals – Herbivores! Sloths, Capybaras – Predators Jaguars, Anteaters, Monkeys – Birds Toucans, Parrots, Parakeets – Insects Butterflies, beetles, – Fish Piranhas – Reptiles Caymans, Boa constrictors, anacondas.
The climate is nearly found near the Equator. Which means that there is more direct sunlight hitting there. The tropical rainforest is usually wet and hot. It rains more the ninety days a year. That’s a whole lot of rain. The most months with rain are January, February, March, April, and December, this would be there summer since its in the southern hemisphere, and its opposite than the Northern Hemisphere. The climate in the rainforest is between fifteen degrees to twenty-five degrees Celsius. In the rain forest fifty percent of its rain comes from it’s own evaporation. In only one month the rain forest gets four inches of rain. The temperature in the rainforest never drops below 64 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature is never caught below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, if it were to the plants would die because the plants are used to the hot weather and humid and stuffy. b
The rainforest is located in these parts of South America Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Venezuela The rainforest is located in these areas of Africa Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Madagascar, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria The Rainforest is located in these areas of Asia Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka
The soil in the rainforest is poor in nutrient because the soil is over millions of years old. The top soil is only 2 inches the only reason why the plants are so lush it because they store there own nutrients inside of them keeping them living. When plants die they other plants take the nutrients that the plant from before didn’t use. This is why farmers can only farm there once a year. The soil is shown to heat and condensed sunlight that actually turns it into red clay.
The rainforest is over a million years old! It’s the oldest biome, it was here before the last ice age. Before the last ice age it the earth was covered by forests. The rainforest back then were wider than what they are now. They were everywhere.
Pollination in the rainforest is very special. When a hummingbird visits a female plants it is unknowingly fertilizing the flower which may cause cross fertilization but reproduces more flowers. For the fruit it’s when a animal eats a fruit and not the seeds. The seeds are spread all over which is leaving it to harvest.b
About ¼ of the medicine we use comes from the tropical rainforest. More than 1400 plants can be possibilities that can cure cancer. Many of the trees can only be identified by their flowers. Also the trees have straight trunks because they don’t branch out below the ground because they only need to above ground to canopy the forest.
The rainforest is very unique. It is the oldest Biome on this earth, it creates it’s own rain, the soil is poor but the plants survive off of other plants nutrients and the reproduction is unique, and the climate is usually hot and humid. This is what the Rainforest Biome is.