The Rainforest - powerpoint lessons and activities

The Rainforest - powerpoint lessons and activities

Series of lessons looking at where the rainforests of the world are, what they are like, their climate, flora and fauna, with a case study of the Amazon Rainforest. INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD RESOURCES (POWERPOINTS) Rainforest introduction: A beginning to the topic, asking what children already know. It shows where all the world’s rainforests are located on a map, and describes the four main areas where rainforests grow. It explains the definitions of a tropical rainforest, and how it differs from a temperate rainforest. It ends with questions. Rainforest climate: Explains the difference between climate and weather, and looks at world climate zones, and what they are called. It describes temperature, rainfall and humidity in tropical rainforests. Rainforest plants: Looks at, and explains the different layers that grow in a rainforest. It explains plant adaptations, with questions on how different plants have adapted to living in the rainforest. Natural resources in the rainforest: Looks at the different natural resources that are found in rainforest areas, such as palm oil, wood, the cacao tree, the rubber tree, and medicines. It explains their uses in a global society. Saving the rainforest: Explores all the different reasons why the rainforest is disappearing - logging, settlement, agriculture, cattle rearing, road building, and extraction of natural resources. Discusses why it is important to save the rainforests, and what could happen if they disappear. It looks at different viewpoints - governments, companies, inhabitants, and the global community. It explains what is being done to save the rainforests, and what we can do to help. The Amazon Rainforest: Locates the Amazon Rainforest, river, and basin on maps, and shows the different countries that the Amazon rainforest spans. Looks at the history of the rainforest, the people who live there, and the animals. Explains interdependence, and how important plants and animals in the rainforest are to each other. It explains the current threats to the rainforest, and why it is so important to the rest of the world. PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS (PDF) Locating the rainforests: A blank world map, for the children to locate the rainforests. Rainforest layers: Drawing of the layers in the forest for the children to label and describe.
highwaystar
KS2 Food Chains & KS2 Habitats Cross-Curricular Creative Writing Pack - The Ultimate Predator

KS2 Food Chains & KS2 Habitats Cross-Curricular Creative Writing Pack - The Ultimate Predator

Suitable for any habitats, food chains or nature based study/topic - or for simply an inspiring writing lesson that the boys (and girls) in your class will love! Everything you need to easily teach included, can last up to 3 lessons and easily fits into your planning -terrific value pack that your class will love. This complete, engaging imaginative, creative writing or Big Writing stimuli lesson that can be applied to many different writing genres. Children discuss ideas and then plan by answering the thought provoking questions which enable a wealth of ideas to be generated for the writing. Planning sheet has space for 5 sense descriptions, VCOP elements and purpose, audience and genre notes to help meet the new 2014 curriculum. Starter activity 2 widths of line guides/writing sheets included plus optional paragraph planning sheet, custom art sheet and self-assessment plenary activity mean that this lesson's length is flexible and could easily last for 2 hours if you wanted it to and comes with 3 different options for delivery over 1,2 or 3 lessons. Lesson is aimed at KS2 but suitable for more able KS1 and KS3 as it is differentiated by outcome. All images released through creative commons C.O
TheFutureTeacherFoundation
KS1/LKS2 Rainforest Assembly Script

KS1/LKS2 Rainforest Assembly Script

A full Rainforest Assembly script, with enough speaking parts for 32 children. The assembly is based on rainforest animals, exploration and deforestation. I have used this as my children's class assembly; it went down a storm!
JCA_1989
Minibeast Introduction  and Food Chains Pack

Minibeast Introduction and Food Chains Pack

I created these presentations/resources for my class as a series of cross curricular lessons on minibeasts. The resource bundle has simple and appealing presentations to introduce minibeasts and food chains. I have included tasks and active learning throughout the presentations. I feel that young learners benefit from clear and concise minibeast facts as many of the relevant non fiction texts are too difficult for early readers to access. The Butterfly Presentation includes: simple factual information about butterflies to read and discuss opportunities to build up important ‘butterfly’ vocabulary before writing ( mini whiteboard task) factual writing task with sentence stems a labelling task and life cycle sequencing task ‘butterfly’ poems to read, enjoy, discuss and perform simple ‘draw a butterfly’ task & alternative ‘cut and stick’ task The Spider presentation includes: simple factual information about spiders to read and discuss opportunities to build up important ‘spider’ vocabulary before writing (mini whiteboard task) factual writing task with sentence stems a labelling task ( spider’s body) ‘spider’ poems to read, enjoy, discuss and perform simple art lesson for a spider web The Minibeast Poetry presentation provides an opportunity for learners to compose a minibeast poem. It details the structure of the poem and has appealing graphics and suggestions to aid composition. In addition, there is a basic introduction to food chains with pupil tasks. Links are also provided throughout all the presentations to appropriate minibeast songs/stories that enhance and enrich the learners’ experience as well as active tasks/games e.g. complete the food chain. Finally, some more general resources are included on living & non-living things and a ‘roll a dice’ task (minibeast body parts) which would be an ideal starting point for very young learners. Would be delighted if you could leave feedback.
Alice K
Introduction to the Rainforest

Introduction to the Rainforest

A simple introduction to the topic Rainforests. Photos to support simple text to encourage and promote discussion about this environment. Ideal as a start to the topic - Rainforests.
Alice K
Rainforest Visual Story Prompts + Presentation + 31 Fun Teaching Activities For These Cards

Rainforest Visual Story Prompts + Presentation + 31 Fun Teaching Activities For These Cards

Are your students studying about the rainforest? These creative writing prompts ask the students to look at each picture and use their 5 senses to describe the image. What can they see, touch, smell, taste, hear and feel in each picture? They then use these notes to write a fuller, more detailed description of the picture. This is a great way to prepare for the KS1 SATs tests and the KS2 SATs tests while still having a lot of fun! This pack contains a 31 Teaching Activity Teacher Guide using these photo flash cards. These activities are quick and fun to do and will improve both your students' memory and vocabulary skills. You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different locations and animals being shown in each of these rainforest photos. You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching set of story prompts. The students could also take five of the laminated photos and create them into a story . The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.
peterfogarty
30 Photos Of The Amazon Rainforest + 31 Fun Teaching Activities For These Cards

30 Photos Of The Amazon Rainforest + 31 Fun Teaching Activities For These Cards

You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different animals, activities and places being shown in each of the photos. This pack contains a 31 Teaching Activity Teacher Guide using these photo flash cards. These activities are quick and fun to do and will improve both your students' memory and vocabulary skills. You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about Rich Victorian Children. The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different rich Victorian children. The students can then discuss what they think each one was saying or thinking. The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.
peterfogarty
Rainforests resources for Y2 y3 Y4  includes poetry, persuasion, philosphy

Rainforests resources for Y2 y3 Y4 includes poetry, persuasion, philosphy

All images used are sourced from Shutterstock, Image source and Pixabay, Enchanted Learning and are credited to their authors. I used to give these freely and had over 11 000 downloads of my philosophy 4 children powerpoint alone. Now I am trying to build my resources to supplement my income! I have been judged an outstanding teacher for many years and have been Head of Teaching and Learning in a school of 700 primary kids as well as a SENCo. I live in Cornwall. Thanks for buying my resources.
rooneys
WebQuest: Rainforest

WebQuest: Rainforest

One of the most fascinating biomes on planet Earth is the tropical rainforest. It is filled with tall trees, interesting plants, giant insects, and all sorts of animals. Your students will read for information and learn all about this fascinating land biome that half of the world's animal and plant species call home. Answer Key included
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30 Photos Of Rainforest animals + 31 Fun Teaching Activities For These Cards

30 Photos Of Rainforest animals + 31 Fun Teaching Activities For These Cards

You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different animals being shown in each of photos. This pack contains a 31 Teaching Activity Teacher Guide using these photo flash cards. These activities are quick and fun to do and will improve both your students' memory and vocabulary skills. You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about animals in the Rainforest. The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different types of animals. The students can then discuss what each animal needs to survive. The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.
peterfogarty
30 Parrot Photos

30 Parrot Photos

You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different parrots being shown in each of the photos. You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about parrots. The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different types of parrots. The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.
peterfogarty
30 Photos Of Orchids

30 Photos Of Orchids

You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different orchids being shown in each of the photos. You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about different types of Orchids. The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different groupings. The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.
peterfogarty