- You will use
the Internet to locate a map that shows the world's rain
forests. Using the world map, color in the areas of rain forest
and label the equator. Students learn that rain forests occur
primarily around the earth's equator. Students will write about
what they learned about the location of the world's rain
World map with continents labeled
A map of the
|Print out a
copy of the
to use for the following activities.
- Make a list of the
animals that live in the rainforest.
First, make a list of the animals that you met in The Great Kapok
After you have the animals from the story, see if you can find any
other animals that live in the rainforest at
Animals of the Rainforest.
- Make a list of 5
plants that are found in the
picture of the rainforest. Label the layers of the rainforest. Use
Exploring the Rainforest
|Pick a letter
from the card pile next to the computer. Print out a rainforest animal
using your letter and color the picture. These will be combined into a
class book. Get your picture from
A is for Ant.
| Go to
Kid Pix and draw your own picture of the animal that you have chosen.
We will make a slideshow of these pictures. Be sure to include the
animals name and one fact about the animal on your slide.
|Just for fun:
The Rainforest Field Trip
MORE RAINFOREST RESOURCES
Create a presentation or brochure about the rainforest using the
information and facts that you have collected on your rainforest
journey! You may use PowerPoint, Publisher, or KidPix to create your
project. Put all of your information sheets and activities in your
Rainforest Portfolio. You will present your project to the class.
Silverstein's The Giving Tree (Harper)
Romanova's Once There Was a Tree (Dial,
1989 ISBN 0-8037-0705-3)
Where the Forest Meets the Sea (Greenwillow,
1988 ISBN 0-688-06364-0)
Russell's The Tree (Dutton, 1989 ISBN
The First Forest (Gile, 1989 ISBN