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1 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 These icons indicate that teacher’s notes or useful web addresses are available in the Notes Page. This icon indicates the slide contains activities created in Flash. These activities are not editable. For more detailed instructions, see the Getting Started presentation. 1 of 24 © Boardworks Ltd 2005 The Amazon Rainforest

2 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 What is a biome? A biome is a large ecosystem. It is an area on the earth's surface that has similar climate, plants and animals. There are 8 main biomes: Tundra Taiga Temperate forest Tropical rainforest Desert Mediterranean Savanna Temperate grassland

3 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 Biomes Click on the question marks to reveal the name of each biome in the key.

4 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 Where is the Amazon? What is the climate of the Amazon? What is the vegetation like in the Amazon? What is an example of a foodchain? How does the nutrient cycle work in the Amazon? Learning objectives

5 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 Amazing facts!

6 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 River Amazon

7 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 Where is the Amazon? Amazon

8 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 Where is the Amazon? What is the climate of the Amazon? What is the vegetation like in the Amazon? What is an example of a foodchain? How does the nutrient cycle work in the Amazon? Learning objectives

9 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 Climate graph – the Amazon Describe the Amazon’s pattern of rainfall and temperature..

10 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 Why does it rain so much in the rainforest?

11 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 Convectional rain

12 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 Where is the Amazon? What is the climate of the Amazon? What is the vegetation like in the Amazon? What is an example of a foodchain? How does the nutrient cycle work in the Amazon? Learning objectives

13 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 Plants of the Amazon fungi Kapok tree (emergent) fig tree

14 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 Emergent trees Canopy Small trees Shrubs Undergrowth 50m 0m Layers of the rainforest liana saprophytes buttress roots

15 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 Layers of the rainforest

16 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 Layers of the rainforest

17 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 Where is the Amazon? What is the climate of the Amazon? What is the vegetation like in the Amazon? What is an example of a foodchain? How does the nutrient cycle work in the Amazon? Learning objectives

18 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 Animals of the Amazon emerald boa jaguar sloth leaf insects

19 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 Simplified food chain in the Amazon

20 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 Where is the Amazon? What is the climate of the Amazon? What is the vegetation like in the Amazon? What is an example of a foodchain? How does the nutrient cycle work in the Amazon? Learning objectives

21 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 The red, tropical soil is naturally infertile. Soil How does so much vegetation grow if the soil is infertile? BUT…

22 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 Nutrient cycle

23 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 So what happens if we cut down the trees? Nutrient cycle

24 © Boardworks Ltd of 24 The broken nutrient cycle


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