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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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Biome 3 rainforest
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
Typical rain forests receive at least 70 inches of rain each year.


Rain forests
Rain forests

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



Rain forest
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.




Rain forest1
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.




Rain forest2
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
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


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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 it1
Buffet (buhf-it)

We will be focusing on this meaning.

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


Buffet buhf it2
Buffet (buhf-it)

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

Meaning: Wind or water hitting something repeatedly



Quest
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



Reduce
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

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

    Meaning: greater in size or importance


Settings
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 biomes
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 words that are spelled the same but have different meanings
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
Homograph: bat (pronounced the same)

  • bat

    • Noun: something used to hit a baseball

  • bat

    • Noun: a small flying mammal


Homograph bow
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
Homograph

  • Cool

    • Adjective: chilly, cold

  • Cool

    • Adjective: trendy, popular


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Homographs

  • Foot

    • Noun: a way to measure

  • Foot

    • Noun: part of the body


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