Presentation on theme: "The Rainforest Food Web. Introduction We will be studying food webs by researching and building our own Rainforest Food Web. We will work as a class."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction We will be studying food webs by researching and building our own Rainforest Food Web. We will work as a class to create and present two PowerPoint presentations based on our research.
Step 1- Groups Break up into assigned groups. Each group will have four students. Each layer of the rainforest will be studied by two groups; Forest Floor Understory Canopy Emergent Layer
Step 2 - Research Layer Research your layer of the rainforest using the internet, textbook, or library and cite your resources. Individually, take notes about the attributes of your layer. What is unique about it? How is it important? Meet as a group to compare notes and decide which are the most important or interesting. Choose no more than 8 facts.
Step 3 - Research Organism Each group member will choose an organism found in your layer to investigate. There must be at least one plant, animal, and insect included in each group, so organize within your group. Submit choice to teacher for approval (so there are no duplicates.) Take notes on your organism. What is it? What role does is play; producer, consumer, decomposer? What does it eat? What eats it? How does it affect other organisms? Where does it find shelter? Any other interesting facts?
Step 4 - PowerPoint Using your notes, create a PowerPoint presentation on your layer of the rainforest. As a group, design at least two slides to introduce the layer. slide one - introduction slide two - interesting facts
Step 4 - PowerPoint cont. Each individual is responsible for creating three slides on their chosen organism. Slide one - introduction with a picture Slide two - interesting facts Slide three - food web connections
Step 4 - PowerPoint cont. Food Web Connection Slide Include at least two food sources, unless your organism eats only one thing. Include at least two or three predators, or effects on other organisms.
Step 5 - Reflection Once the group PowerPoints are complete, they will be compiled into two separate slide shows for class presentations. After viewing the class slideshow presentations and participating in discussion, write a one page reflection on what you learned about rainforests and what can be done to preserve them.
PowerPoint Tips Use Pictures when appropriate. Limit words when possible. You may use colors, sounds, and animations. Focus on the content. “Flash does not make up for trash”.