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Forests of the World Part 2 of 2. Biome 3: Rainforest. Tropical rainforests are found in Asia, South America and many other warm places. . Typical rain forests receive at least 70 inches of rain each year . Rain forests. Rainforests have thick vegetation (lots of plants together). .

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Forests of the WorldPart 2 of 2


Biome 3: Rainforest

  • Tropical rainforests are found in Asia, South America and many other warm places.


Typical rain forests receive at least 70 inches of rain each year.


Rain forests

  • Rainforests have thick vegetation (lots of plants together).


Rainforest Animals


Rain Forest

  • Rain forests grow in three layers:

    • The canopy has trees between 100 and 200 feet tall.

    • The understory has a mix of small trees, vines, palms, shrubs and ferns.

    • Herbs, mosses and fungi grow on the forest floor.


Rainforest canopy


Rainforest canopy


Rain Forest

  • Rain forests grow in three layers:

    • The canopy has trees between 100 and 200 feet tall.

    • The understory has a mix of small trees, vines, palms, shrubs and ferns.

    • Herbs, mosses and fungi grow on the forest floor.


Rainforest understory


Rainforest understory


Rain Forest

  • Rain forests grow in three layers:

    • The canopy has trees between 100 and 200 feet tall.

    • The understory has a mix of small trees, vines, palms, shrubs and ferns.

    • Herbs, mosses and fungi grow on the forest floor.


Rainforest Floor


Rainforest Floor


Rainforest

  • Learn more about the layers of the rain forest:

    • http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/fun/deepjungle_flash.html

  • More games and activities related to the rainforest:

    • http://www.wartgames.com/themes/science/rainforests.html


Buffet(buhf-it)

  • The cold winds buffet anything that appears on the barren landscape.

    The word buffet is a homograph. It can be said 2 different ways, with 2 different meanings.

    buffet (buhf-it)buffet (buh-fay)


Buffet(buhf-it)

We will be focusing on this meaning.

buffet (buhf-it) buffet (buh-fay)


Buffet(buhf-it)

The cold winds buffet anything that appears on the barren landscape.

Meaning: Wind or water hitting something repeatedly


buffet


quest

  • If you are on a quest to find a coniferous forest biome, head south of the Arctic tundra.

    Meaning: a journey (trip) to find something


quest


reduce

  • That will reduce the growth of other plants.

    Meaning: to make less; to lower (decrease) a number

    reduced price reduced water reduced amount


major

  • Major deciduous forests are found in eastern North America, Europe and eastern Asia.

    Meaning: greater in size or importance


settings

  • The combination of heat and moisture makes the perfect setting for plants to grow.

    Meaning: the time and place

    What settings do you see here?


Comparing and Contrasting


Comparing and Contrasting: Biomes

  • Use a matrix chart to compare and contrast biomes. This is a way to organize your writing.

What other characteristics are similar or different?


Homographs


HomographsWords that are spelled the same but have different meanings

  • Bear (same pronunciation)

    • Verb: to hold or support

      It was too much weight to bear.

  • Bear

    • Noun: an animal

      Yikes! I saw a bear!


Homograph: bat (pronounced the same)

  • bat

    • Noun: something used to hit a baseball

  • bat

    • Noun: a small flying mammal


Homograph: bow

  • bow (long o)

    • noun: a tied ribbon

  • bow (long o)

    • noun: a hunting tool to use with arrows

  • bow (ou sound)

    • Noun: the front of the ship

  • bow (ou sound)

    • Verb: to bend down (a show of respect)


Homograph

  • Cool

    • Adjective: chilly, cold

  • Cool

    • Adjective: trendy, popular


Homographs

  • Foot

    • Noun: a way to measure

  • Foot

    • Noun: part of the body


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