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tropical rainforest animals

Tropical Rainforest Animals

Designed by: Kelly Bostrom

what do these buttons tell me
What do these buttons tell me?

Home: Click on “home” whenever you want to return to the first slide.

Previous: Click on “previous” to go back a slide.

Next: Click on the “next” button to continue on with the presentation.

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  • “Why hello there, folks. My name is Henry the safari hat. I am here to assist you whenever the opportunity presents itself. Feel free to click on me at any time.”
learning environment
Learning Environment
  • Students will need the following:
      • A personal computer
      • Ear buds
      • Speakers
target audience
Target Audience
  • My target audience will be fourth through sixth grade students.
objective 1
Objective #1
  • Given a picture of the Golden Lion Tamarin, students will be able to label adaptations and specializations with 95% accuracy.
objective 2
Objective #2
  • Given a map of the Tropical Rainforest, students will be able to successfully point out the endangered areas with 100% accuracy.
objective 3
Objective #3
  • Given an environment of Toco Toucans, students will be able to properly recognize predators of Toco Toucans with 75% accuracy.
get ready
Get ready . . .
  • Let’s start by learning about the Toco Toucans and their habitats, eating habits, adaptations and reproduction.
toco toucan description ramphastos toco
Toco Toucan DescriptionRamphastos toco
  • Entire body—63.5 centimeters (25 inches in length)
  • Beak alone—approximately 19 centimeters (8 inches long)
  • Known for it’s vibrant orange beak
eating habits
Eating Habits
  • Fruits
  • Insects
  • Lizards (on occasion)
  • Eggs of smaller birds
  • Parents share incubationuntil clutches of 2-5 hatch
  • Leave eggs uncovered for 16 days
  • Nestlings spread their wings when 43 days old
do you remember
Do You Remember?
  • What is a Toco Toucan’s scientific name?
  • On occasion, what animal do toucans eat?
  • What age do nestlings fly away from the nest?
application question 1
ApplicationQuestion 1
  • A) Dryadula phaetusa
  • B) Ramphastos toco
  • C) Babyrousa babyrousa
application question 2
ApplicationQuestion 2
  • A) Lizards
  • B) Insects
  • C) Fruits
application question 3
ApplicationQuestion 3
  • A) 20 days old
  • B) 5 days old
  • C) 43 days old
Congratulations! 
  • Great Job!! You really know your facts about Toco Toucans.
Incorrect 
  • Aw, so close. It’s okay to go back to review. Toco toucans have their species (toco) in their scientific name.
up next is capybara
Up next is . . . Capybara
  • Next we will review the characteristics, eating habits and reproduction of the Capybara.
capybara description hydrochaeris hydrochaeris
Capybara DescriptionHydrochaeris hydrochaeris
  • Body: 1-1.3 meters (3 ¼-4 ¼ feet) Tail: vestigial
  • Conservation status (endangered or not?): non-threatened
  • Order: Rodentia Class: Mammalia
capybara eating habits
Capybara Eating Habits
  • Woods and nuts
  • Aquatic plants
  • Grains
  • Fruits
capybara reproduction
Capybara Reproduction
  • Common name: “Master of the Grasses”
  • Scientific name: “Water Hog”
  • Reach sexual maturity at 18 months
  • Gestation period: 130-150 days
review time
Review Time 
  • 1) What is the conservation status of the capybara?
  • 2) What four foods do they consume?
  • 3) What does vestigial mean?
  • Incubation: lay on eggs until hatched
  • Gestation: development of an embryo of a viviparous mammal
  • Vestigial: having attained a simple structure and reduced size
  • Permeable: to be penetrated
application question 4
Application Question 4
  • A) Endangered (not threatened)
  • B) Threatened
  • C) Extinct
application question 5
ApplicationQuestion 5
  • A) Fruit, grains, woods, nuts
  • B) Other animals at a similar size
  • C) Plankton
application question 7
ApplicationQuestion 7
  • A) A mammal is not able to have young during this time
  • B) Cannot have children at all
  • C) development of an embryo of a viviparous mammal between conception and birth
moving along to the strawberry poison dart frog
Moving along to theStrawberry Poison Dart Frog
  • Next we will review the specializations, habitat, adaptations and reproduction of the Strawberry Poison Dart Frog.
strawberry specializations dendrobates pumilio
Strawberry SpecializationsDendrobatespumilio
  • Native to tropical rainforests in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.
  • Reaches 17-24 millimeters in length
  • The head is a strawberry-red or orange-red. Blue or black spots can be found in the lower regions.
strawberry poison dart frog habitat
Strawberry Poison Dart Frog Habitat
  • Ground level vegetation
  • Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama
poison dart frog adaptations
Poison Dart Frog Adaptations
  • Breathes with gills as tadpoles
  • Amphibians have permeable skin—allows them to absorb both water and oxygen from the environment.
strawberry poison dart frog reproduction
Strawberry Poison Dart Frog Reproduction
  • Females lay eggs in leaf-litters
  • On plants
  • When hatched, tadpoles lay on their mother’s back
pop quiz
Pop Quiz!
  • 1) What is the length of the Strawberry Poison Dart Frog?
  • 2) What level of vegetation do they live?
  • 3) What do amphibians absorb?
application question 8
ApplicationQuestion 8
  • A) 40-60 mm
  • B) 2-6 mm
  • C) 17-24 mm
application question 9
ApplicationQuestion 9
  • A) Ground
  • B) Middle
  • C) Higher
application question 10
ApplicationQuestion 10
  • A) Water and Oxygen
  • B) Water
  • C) Oxygen
  • Great job! You really understand this concept  Keep it up!
Incorrect 
  • Aw, so close. It’s okay to go back to review. Strawberry Poison Dart Frogs stretch out to the length of 17-24 millimeters.
Incorrect 
  • Aw, so close! Go back and review. Strawberry Poison Dart Frogs are located on the ground level of vegetation.
Incorrect 
  • Aw, so close! It’s more than alright to go back and review. Strawberry Poison Dart Frogs absorb both water and oxygen from the environment.
  • Let’s continue on with learning about the Jaguar’s description, predators and habitat.
jaguar description panthera onca
Jaguar DescriptionPantheraonca
  • Largest, most powerful wildcat in the Western Hemisphere
  • Yellowish-brown with black spots, some white
  • Adult male: 4 to 7 feet long (excluding the tail)
lurking predators
Lurking Predators
  • Humans! Humans are the main threat. Jaguars seldom attack these predators unless they’re cornered.
jaguar habitat
Jaguar Habitat
  • Wet lowlands
  • Swampy savannas
  • Tropical rainforests
test your memory
Test Your Memory
  • 1) What is the occasional color of a Jaguar?
  • 2) Besides tropical rainforests, where do jaguars live?
  • 3) What is the focused, or main threat of jaguars?
application question 13
Application Question 13
  • A) Orange
  • B) White
  • C) Tan-Brown
application question 14
ApplicationQuestion 14
  • A) Wet lowlands, swampy savannas
  • B) Deserts
  • C) Appalachian Mountains
application question 15
ApplicationQuestion 15
  • A) Humans
  • B) Mountain lions
  • C) Armadillo
Correct!!! 
  • Congratulations! You are smart! Great job!
Incorrect 
  • Aw, nice try! Even though jaguars are known for their black-and-orange spots, their spots are occasionally white.
Incorrect 
  • Aw, so close! Go back and review. Jaguars live in wet lowlands and swampy savannas.
Incorrect 
  • Aw, so close! It’s more than alright to go back and review the information. Humans are the main threat to jaguars.
  • (Safari Hat)
  • (Mac laptop)
  • (Ear buds)
  • (Speakers)
  • (Tamarin Slide 5)
  • (Map Slide 6)
references continued
References continued
  • (Tropical Rainforest)
  • (Baby—Slide 7)
  • (Toco Toucan Flying)
  • (Beak)
  • (Baby Toucan)
  • (Application #1)
  • (Application #2)
  • (Application #3)
more references
More References
  • (Sad smiley face)
  • (Capybara intro)
  • (Capybara baby)
  • (Eating Habits)
  • (Reproduction—capybara)
  • (Strawberry intro)
  • (Strawberry Poison Dart Frog intro)
  • (Nicaragua picture)
  • (Costa Rica picture)
  • (Panama picture)
  • (Tadpole)
  • (Jaguar Intro)