How Far Away Is a Tropical Rainforest?

If driving to school only takes 10 minutes, then how long does it take to drive to a tropical rainforest in Colombia? Explore the focus question in a lesson that uses measurement tools and formulas to figure out the time and distance from home to rainforest.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Tailor the lesson to meet the needs of learners in the class
Classroom Considerations

  • The second in a series of four lessons that explore the tropical rainforests in Colombia
  • Explain colloquial sayings to class members
  • The Chayo's Andean Home link is attached
Pros

  • Promotes collaborative learning
  • Common Core designed
Cons

  • Some concepts may prove too difficult for kindergarteners