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1 Your ecosystem can be large like these or small, like a pond. My ecosystem will be:……………………………..

2 Your presentation must cover these questions: 1.Where is your ecosystem found? 2.Why is it found there? 3.Is your ecosystem a biome? 4.What is your ecosystem like? (plants, animals, soil, climate (if not covered in 2.) 5.What are the natural or human impacts in your ecosystem? 6.What can be done about them?

3 To get a good grade: Keep to time limit (3 minutes) Few words on slides Clear images Good choice of images Logical order to slides All 6 questions covered Thorough explanation by you High interest level from audience Eye contact with whole audience Good use of voice (speed, loudness, emphasis)

4 The tropical rainforest ecosystem Ecosystem means:

5 1. Where are they?

6 1. There is a narrow strip along the very north-west of South America where it joins to Central America 2. The northern most 2/3 of Brazil are rainforest and it extends as far as the Andes to the west. 3. There is a narrow strip along the south-west coast of Brazil. Describing where they are.

7 World map showing the location of rainforests Say where they are in the world.

8 2. Why are rainforests where they are? Watch the video clips and then paste in a diagram to show where rainforests are where they are: a) Convectional rainfall

9 b) Temperature Write a sentence to say why the climate is hot at the Equator

10 Challenge: what does this graph show?

11 3. Is the rainforest ecosystem a biome? Scientists discuss some general ecosystem types. They call them biomes. A biome is a large area on the Earth's surface that is defined by the types of animals and plants living there. A biome can be partially defined by the local climate patterns. - Tropical Rainforest - Tropical Savanna - Desert - Mediterranean Woodland - Mid-latitude Grassland - Mid-latitude Deciduous Forest - Tundra - Ice Caps Biomes may be ecosystems found on a large scale, and may have smaller ecosystems within them.

12 4. What are rainforests like?

13 Why four layers? Use s-cool or BBC bitesize or other sites.

14 Why have the plants come up with these adaptations?

15 Others adaptations – find others and add photos and annotations

16 Amazing facts about rainforests: Find 6 amazing or shocking facts that we all should know

17 5. What are the human impacts in the rainforest? Create a collage to show the causes of deforestation

18 Write a detailed paragraph to explain the effects of deforestation. Use starters and connectives.

19 6. What is being done to ‘save the rainforests’? Asia – Africa – Central America – South America – Oceania -


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