I decided to do my presentation on biomes but not just any biome, I decided on the Tropical Rainforest. The tropical rainforest biome is an ecosystem that covers 6 percent of the earth. They are found all over the earth but the majority lie in South America. Tropical rainforests are defined by their hot and wet climate. The average temperature in this area is around 75 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. These areas often get up to 12 hours of sunlight due to being located on the Earths equator. Obviously, since it’s called a rainforest, it gets a lot of rain. Most rainforests get up to 100 inches of rain annually. Because of this warm, wet climate, the rainforest is an ideal habitat for a wide range fauna and flora. Some examples of the fauna that live
Tropical rainforests have long been home to indigenous peoples who have shaped civilizations and cultures based on the environment in which they live. Great civilizations like the Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs developed complex societies and made great contributions to science. Living from nature and lacking the technology to dominate their environment, native peoples have learned to watch their surroundings and understand the intricacies of the rainforest. Over generations these people have learned the importance of living within their environment and have come to rely on the countless renewable benefits that forests can provide.
Many environmental factors that affect the Daintree Lowland rainforest include fragmentation, climate change, weeds, and dead animals. Climate change can have huge impacts on the rainforest because most species of animals live in the cooler upland of the rainforest, which is a concern for both the rainforest and the organisms. This is because scientists plan to remove the animal’s habitats (where they live). Weeds in the Daintree rainforest have increased dramatically. It has effected the animal’s food, due to some or most animals having reduced food portions. Another effect would be that dead weeds create soil erosion near the upper inlands of the rainforest, which alternatively decreases the animal’s chances of survival. Dead animals such as; snakes and hawks that are within the forest are a great initiative because larger species of animals like crocodiles that live in the Cooper Creek can decompose (eat) the remains of these smaller animals, and it creates food barriers so that other species can decompose
The Madagascar Rainforest is home to thousands of different species. 70% of which can’t even be found anywhere else in the world. The rainforest is known for it’s 5 layers of plant and animal life; the overstory , the canopy, the understory, the shrub layer, and the forest floor. The primary focus in this project is the rainforest floor. In the Madagascar Rainforest, the abiotic factors directly impact the biotic factors (Madagascar Lowland Rainforest). An example of this would be with sunlight. Because such a small amount of sunlight reaches the forest floor due to the amount of vegetation from other layers, there isn’t much plant life on the forest floor. However, some plants in the forest have adapted to the lack of sunlight and grow up
My team has discovered a new population of sloths in the Amazon Rainforest. The team has a job of figuring out three things regarding these sloths. The team has to determine if the new population is evolving, how it is related to other sloth populations near it, and if it is a different species than the other sloth populations.
The tropical rainforest biome is an ecosystem covering around 6% of the Earth’s surface and being a home to over 50% of the plant and animal species. These environments are hot and humid all year round, with the average amount of rainfall being 250cm per year. The temperatures in a rain forest minimum tends to be around 20OC with the temperature not rising above 34OC regularly. Tropical rainforests are found spanning from both sides of the equator between the tropic of Cancer and the tropic of Capricorn meaning rainforests are in Central and South America, Southeast Asia, Africa and Australia.
Rainforests are the most valuable environmental entity on this earth as they provide the world with the majority of its species of animals and plants, food resources, and
The Interdependence of plants, animals, and humans is integral in the Amazon Rainforest ecosystem of the tropical rainforest biome. The key features of the Amazon Rainforest is the Amazon River. The Amazon Rainforest goes through Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and many other countries. Colombia has 10%, Brazil has 60%, and Peru has 13%. 80-90 degrees during the day and 50 degrees at night is the temperature of the Amazon Rainforest. There are dry and wet seasons. it gets 9 to 10 feet of rain a year. The terrain is in the Amazon Rainforest are rocky mountains, wetlands , plains, valleys, rivers, streams, and highlands. The dirt is poor with very few nutrients and it is very muddy. It is also dense with trees and rotting logs. The thin topsoils, made of decaying vegetable and animal parts, take up all the nutrients. In the Amazon Rainforest there 's the Congo River, the Rio Negro, and the Amazon River.
Did you know that the rainforest is a fantastic biome? It has three parts that make it special. The forest is also home to more plant life than any other. It’s pretty big. Rainforests have a climate and appearance, producers, and consumers specific to the ecosystem.
The beauty, majesty, and timelessness of a primary rainforest is indescribable. It is impossible to capture on film, to describe in words, or to explain to those who have never had the awe-inspiring experience of standing in the heart of a primary rainforest. Rainforests have evolved over millions of years to turn into the incredibly complex environments they are today. Rainforests represent a store of living and breathing renewable natural resources that for eons, by virtue of their richness in both animal and plant species, have contributed a wealth of resources for the survival and well-being of humankind. These resources have included basic food supplies, clothing, shelter, fuel, spices,
There are many unique plantations in the Daintree Rainforest, one of the most famous plants is the idiot fruit. The idiot fruit is one of the rarest plants in the rainforest and the world. It’s approximately 110 million years old. It's too poisonous for animals and birds to eat them which is a way that they have adapted. Another plant is the epiphytes, they live on other plants surfaces, usually the trunk and branches. They grow on trees to get sunlight in the canopy. There is also a plant called the Pandanus Tree, they have a broad canopy and heavy fruits and leaves and branches, and this is why they usually grow large prop roots to support all of their weight.
Have you ever thought about what the Tropical Rainforest is? Where the rainforest is located, the animals, climate, dangers or threats to the forest? Some people think that the rainforest is just some other forest, but their wrong! The rainforest is the most important forest in the U.S. You should go check it out!
Students will work in groups to read about and research the rainforest during a habitat unit. They will read a magazine article that teaches about the animals and characteristics of the rainforest. The article will also discuss the deconstruction of the rainforest and why these rainforests are important to take care of. Students will read each section of the article and highlight the key words that they believe are important to each section. Students will then record these key words on their main idea graphic organizer which they will go back to after reading the whole article. After reading the whole article the students will use the highlighted key words and the text to develop a main idea statement to record. Students will then record three important facts from each section and record these on sticky notes. Students will transfer these sticky notes onto their group’s main idea graphic organizer where these will serve as the supporting details. The group’s graphic organizer will serve as a scaffold for the four squares foldable each student will make. This four square foldable will eventually be used by students to help guide them throughout their expository writing piece on
Rainforests have been declining rapidly over the last few decades. There are various factors responsible for this decline, resulting in serious impacts on the environment and the economy. Critically discuss the causes of deforestation and solutions to it.