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Tropical Rainforest Project
Transcript of Tropical Rainforest Project
Lets go on an adventure!
WELCOME TO THE TROPICAL RAINFOREST!
Have you ever wondered, "Where in the world are tropical rainforests?"
Rainforests are located
HALF of the world's animal species live in tropical rainforests!
The Tropical Rainforest Animals
Tropical rainforests are the ultimate animal world. It has great conditions:
The climate is perfect for millions of animals.
There is a lot of space, food and sunlight.
The constant warmth and water is great for plant growth!
First, the layers of the rainforest.......
There are many different of layers in the tropical rainforest,
The emergent layer
THE AMAZON RAINFOREST
CONGO RIVER BASIN
SOUTHEAST ASIAN RAINFORESTS
The canopy layer (the upper canopy)
The understory layer
The forest floor
The Emergent Layer
This is the
layer of trees in the tropical rainforest.
These trees have umbrella shaped canopies that get the maximum amount of sunlight.
The Canopy Layer (upper canopy)
Light is easily available at the
of this layer, but not
The Understory Layer
The Forest Floor
WHAT OTHER TYPES OF PLANTS ARE FOUND IN AMAZING TROPICAL RAINFORESTS?
This layer is just
the canopy layer.
This layer consists of
of canopy trees, shrubs, plants and small trees.
The forest floor rarely gets any
This layer is rich with
to decompose dead organisms.
Orchids- Grow is moist dark nooks of forest
due to lack of forest floor.
Tree from the upper canopy
Tropical rainforests are near the
Did you know... the Amazon Rainforest is the largest rainforest in the entire world?
It covers over five and a half a million square kilometres of our planet.
This rainforest is the second largest rainforest in the world.
People have been living in the Congo Basin for more than 50,000 years. It provides food, fresh water and shelter to over 75 million people!
and heavy rainfall require the animals of the rainforest to
to living in and among the trees and in a moist environment.
Therefore, there are a large number of
dwelling organisms such as birds, monkeys, amphibians, and lizards.
•South America- Monarch Butterfly, Spider Monkey
•Southeast Asia- Fairy Bluebirds, orangutans
Australia- Tree kangaroo, Giant Tree frog
West Africa- hippopotamus, chimpanzee
- uses its spots as
to “disappear” from the rainforest.
Madagascar is an island which is located in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa
Little or no change in temperature. Has no distinct
Southeast Asia is a 3,100 mile long line of about 20,000 islands in between Asia and Australia.
Adaptation - To reach the
in the upper canopy they grab trees and grows towards the sunlight with that tree.
Grow from one tree to another.
Stranglers are brought to the
The strangler spreads its roots on the ground where the roots, of the host tree, are located.
As the strangler and the host tree grow, the strangler
and kills the host tree by growing thicker and thicker.
The Strangler Vines
Carnivorous Plants - Have a
filled with nectar that attracts
Once this insect has entered the cavity, they are trapped and unable to move back out. Then the insect is digested by the plant with the help of degestive juices.
The animals roaming the tropical rainforest
is something not to miss!
Tropical rainforest animals - a true wonder!
In the last 100 years, rainforests have been destroyed to make farm lands. Today, the rainforests are being destroyed by 1.5 acres every second.
Amazing plant adaptations!!!
leaves to shed water.
Many of these plants are able to shed water off their leaves so their branches don't become too heavy.
Climate of the Tropical Rainforest
Trees in the rainforest do not need to prevent loss of moisture, therefore, they have
If deforestation continues, we’ll completely lose the rainforests within the next 40 years.
- has long curved claws to grasp onto trees.
Bright flowers to attract
Body of water
Water evaporates into vaper and travels up into the sky.
Clouds hold water vapor untill there is to much.
Clouds in hot climates can hold more vapor.
There is to much water vapor so the clouds begin to from rain and water vapor condenses.
The clouds can no longer hold the condensed water so it releses rain!
The rain falls back down into the rain forest
The rain accumulates back into the bodies of water
Due to the tree top canopies rain rarely ever reaches the forest floors!
Range from 70⁰ to 85⁰ F
From 200cm (78in) up to 600 cm (260in) per year
The Amazon represents 54% of all the rainforests on earth!
Hot and moist climate is ideal for
act quickly making soil fertile.
More than half of Australia's rainforests are found in Queensland.
There are many different rainforests, such as, Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and Western Awustralia.
Asia Elephant and Siberian Tiger
Water vapor forms clouds
Poison dart frog
- uses bright colors to
others to leave them alone.
- have sharp, hooked
for its diet of fruit and nuts.
Lemur and Gecko
Goodbye! Hope you enjoyed your trip!