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Rainforest (Elementary, Social Studies)

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Explore the rainforest with your class. Learners study the meaning of the word endangered, choose an animal to study, gather data, and discuss why the animal is in danger of extinction. This is a motivating way to have your class discuss...
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My Report Pack for. . .

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a handy guide for putting together a research report on birds, or on a selection of other topics (see the added materials.). Individuals are guided to think of three questions about their topic, they narrow down subtopics, use a...
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Taking the Boat to Manaus

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders apply the concepts they know regarding mass, volume and density in the previous activities to design a boat. Student teams must make a boat which can travel the waters of the Amazon Rainforest. Each group makes a...
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Rainforest Complexity and Diversity

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate the diversity of plants and animals in a rainforest. They watch an online story developed by the Rainforest Alliance, observe and record animals in their local area, explore various websites, and compare and...
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King of the Forest

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students in a special education classroom use the internet to research the characteristics of the rainforest. Individually, they decide whether to write a short story or poem with a main character who lives in the rainforest. To end the...
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Build A Borneo Glider!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students construct a paper glider. In this physics of gliding instructional activity, students first learn about Borneo and it's rainforest habitat. After students discover the way animals in Borneo glide from tree to tree, they use...
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Attack of the Raging River

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore mass and volume. In this mass and volume lesson, students pretend to be on a hike and have lost their way. Students must cross a river get back on track. Students must use mass, volume, surface area, density, property...
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Biomes and Plant Growth

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders design four biomes models and plant three types of seeds in them to observe growth. In groups for each type of biome, they predict the seeds' growth in each of the settings. Students follow the conditions on a biome chart...
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Rainforest Rescue

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore threats to diversity in the Central African rainforest. They use a guided website to research animals that are threatened with extinction, examine human uses of the rainforest and think about what they can do to help...
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Layers of the Rainforest

For Teachers 2nd
What a great way to discuss the rainforest! Learners discuss the importance of adaptation in the environment and how it is linked to survival. They use critical thinking and inference skills to place animals and insects in the different...
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Birds and Coffee

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders identify the changing seasons with how they affect animal and human behavior. They explain what migration is and why many birds migrate south for the winter. They then trace the coffee sold in their neighborhood and in...
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My Forest or the Rainforest?

For Teachers K
Students explore the flora and fauna of temperate forests and rainforests. They examine the environmental conditions that allow certain plants and animals to live in the rainforest.
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Pop-Up Wildlife Mural

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students research life in a rainforest including plants, animals, insects, climate. They discover reasons for the importance of rainforests to the Earth's environment. Students work as a group to create a large 3-D rainforest scene that...
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Perched Parrot Decorative Chair

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Young scholars discuss the rainforests and why they are important to the Earth's environment. They study the habitats and characteristics of various animals that live in rainforests. Students build a decorative chair using a rainforest...
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Devastating Deforestation Triarama

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students become familiar with the process of deforestation and its impact upon rainforests and people who depend on them. They research endangered and already-extinct species of rainforest animals and plants. Students fabricate a 3D...
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The Rainforests

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students visit various rainforest websites and answer questions about the rainforest in Spanish. They create an oral and visual presentation on the rainforests, urging conservation of the rainforests.
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Chop, Chop, Who's There?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students write a letter of persuasion about the problems facing the rainforest. They examine and write about how humans are destroying the rainforest.
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Rainforest Plant or Animal?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners explore the major functions of plants and animals. In this rainforest lesson plan students create a Venn diagram to compare and contrast animals in the rainforest.
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The Rainforest: South America

For Teachers K - 1st
What can one expect to see in the South American rainforest? Find out where humans sleep, what animals they encounter, what kind of plants they'll see, and what dangers lurk in the tall grasses and dense forests. This is a simple and...
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Rainforest Animals

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Kids go through each slide and name all the animals that live in the rainforest. This depicts ten rainforest animals, and six that live elsewhere. Perfect for little ones just learning about the rainforest.
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The Layers of the Rainforest

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders identify the different layers of the rainforest and distinguish between the plant and life forms that go along with each layer. They access websites imbedded in this plan and answer questions and draw pictures of plants...
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Chocolate Fever

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students study plants in the rainforest. They complete a variety of activities surrounding the subject of chocolate. They create new candy bars, invent learning games and write poetry--all focusing on chocolate.
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People of the Rain Forest

For Teachers K - 9th
Students discuss the cultures of people who live in the rain forest.
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The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
With The Great Kapok Tree, by Lynne Cherry as the hook learners discuss the rainforest, the animals that live there, and conservation efforts. Then, students write a letter to the man in the story asking him not to cut down the Kapok...