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Jayden Nguyen

What is a f ossil rainforest
What is a Fossil Rainforest?

Fossil forests are composed of fossil trees which are often found buried entirely within sedimentary rocks, in slanting, flat and even upright positions. They date from geological periods that include the Triassic, Jurassic, Carboniferous and Cretaceous eras.

H o w a r e f o s s i l r a i n f o r e s t s m a d e

They were once forests in the Jurassic times.

The forests are then covered in lots of soil during these millions of years.

They harden and then become rocks.

This is how fossil forests are formed.


510-180 million years ago.

Approximately 150 million years ago.

Present day.

510-180 million years ago.

The earth was a part of the Pangaea subcontinent.

Gondwana and Laurasia split making different countries with a part of the rainforests in Pangaea.

Pangaea splits into two continents which are called Gondwana and Laurasia.

All the rainforests are in different parts of the earth.

Definitions of rainforests
Definitions of Rainforests

A luxuriant, dense forest rich in biodiversity found typically in tropical areas with consistent heavy rainfall.

The Olympic Rainforest and the Amazon Rainforest.


They are both located in America.

They both contain plants and animals.

The Amazon rainforest is a tropical rainforest whereas the Olympic rainforest is a temperate rainforest.

The Amazon river is larger than the Olympic river.

Definition of biodiversity
Definition of Biodiversity

The variety of plant and animal life in the world or particular habitat.

How does this term apply to Tropical Rainforests?

The rainforest is a home for more than 50% of the plants and animals on Earth. It has sufficient sunlight which can be absorbed quickly by plants which is why they adapt and grow easily. The canopy in rainforests offers food and shelter for animals as well.

Daintree rainforest native hibiscus
Daintree Rainforest – Native Hibiscus

Native Hibiscus are found in


The tree grow flowers.

It is commonly found on the coast.

Various sizes.

Extremely special to the animals.

Hibiscus never contain poison.

It is food for the animals in the rainforests.

Brisbane is the place where most of these grow.

Is an extremely interesting tree.

Some Hibiscus can grow in temperate zones.

Contains many different colours.

Usually grow in tropical areas.

Some Hibiscus can grow into unusual shapes.

Daintree rainforest fan palm
Daintree Rainforest – Fan Palm

Fan palm thrives in the wet season.

A place that they are found in is the Daintree rainforest.

National biodiversity is a home for 50% of the Australian birds.

Placed in North Queensland.

A fan palm can grow up to fifteen metres.

Lives in Australia.

Metres for its diameter is four metres.

Daintree rainforest queensland mangrove
Daintree Rainforest – Queensland Mangrove

Queensland mangrove is home to some animals.

Usually there are many fish live in the swamp around the mangrove.

Effective at storing carbon.

Extremely important to animals.

Needsto stop being damaged by people.

Seen in muddy swamps.

Lives in Queensland.

An integral part of the Queensland community.

North Queensland is where it is located.

Damp along the roots.

Mangroves are very tough.

Aquatic life is there.

Native to Australia.

Grow in damp swampy places.

Rich soil is needed for the mangrove to grow.

On its leaves it can secrete the excess salt through special cell.

Very special place.

Extremely necessary for animals.

How is a rainforest like a city
How is a Rainforest like a City?

A rainforest is like a city because of the trees and animals that are there. The trees represent the buildings, the animals represent us humans and the sunlight which is the source of energy for the trees can be represented by electricity for the buildings.

How is a rainforest like a pirate s treasure
How is a Rainforest like a Pirate’s Treasure

A rainforest is like a pirate’s treasure in many ways. The chest is represented as the leaves the that cover everything in the rainforest. The animals and insects are like the gold in the chest. Lastly a rainforest is precious like how a treasure chest is precious.

How is a bromeliad like a pond or lake
How is a bromeliad like a pond or lake?

A Bromeliad is able to store water like how a pond or a lake can. Also bromeliads are very common to the world and it is like a pond or lake which is also common to the world.

Fields of biology that are involved in the study of a rainforest
Fields of Biology that are involved in the Study of a Rainforest

Biology – study of living organisms, divided into special fields that cover morphology, physiology, anatomy, behaviour, origin and distribution.

Physiology: Functions of a living organism.

Anatomy: The bodily structure of an organism.

Behaviour: The way one reacts under specified circumstances.

Similarities Differences

All of the three studies are about living organisms.

They are a part of the study of a rainforest.

They are all different types of biology that are used in the study of a rainforest.

Physiology gives the function of an organism, anatomy gives a bodily structure of an organism and behaviour gives the one reacts under specified circumstances.

Venn diagram
Venn Diagram Rainforest

Tropical Rainforest

Temperate Rainforest

They both contain a variety of plants and animals that live in rainforests.

Temperate rainforests are usually humid.

Temperate rainforests are found along some coasts in temperate zones.

Tropical rainforests are very hot.

Tropical rainforests are located near the equator.

The daintree and the tarkine rainforest
The Daintree and the Tarkine Rainforest Rainforest

Conservation Methods


The Tarkine and the Daintree rainforest both have a fundraising events and donations to save the rainforests.

They both offer people to help conserve the rainforest.

Both the organisations have different plans or steps to save the rainforests .

Endangered rainforest species
Endangered Rainforest Species Rainforest

Monkey Golden Lion Tamarin : The golden lion tamarin monkeys are they size of a squirrel with long, silky, reddish-brown fur. They eat fruit, flowers, insects, snails, frogs, lizards, bird’s eggs and there are only 800 of them left in the wild.

Gorilla: Gorillas are shy, gentle, peaceful creatures and approximately eighty percent of the gorilla population are extinct because of destruction in their habitat.

Poison Dart Frog: Poison dart frogs live in tropical rainforests and they usually stay near water. They have 200 micrograms of poison in their system and it would only take 2 micrograms to kill a human.

Manatee: Manatees are gentle herbivores, sometimes called sea cows and there is only about 2,500 left in the world.

Bengal Tiger: The Bengal tigers are an extremely endangered species that only hunt at night. Now there are less than 2,500 of these tigers whereas in the 1900s there were 45,000.

Chimpanzee: Chimpanzees are a monkey but have many human qualities. Because of destruction of habitats and tests or experiments on them. This has resulted in them an endangered species.

Harpy Eagle: Harp eagles are found in tropical rainforests usually in America. They eat sloths, monkeys, opossums and other birds.

Jaguar: The jaguar is the only member of the panther family found in America, they are facing extinction because of poachers and destruction of habitats.

Leopard: Leopard can be found all over Africa and they can adapt to and habitat with sufficient food. They are endangered because of either their habitat being destroyed or being hunted for their fur.

Three-toed Sloth: The three-toed sloth is mostly found in the Amazon rainforest but they are endangered because of destruction of habitats.

Where the forest meets the sea hidden forest and the waterhole
Where the Forest Meets the Sea, Hidden Forest and The Waterhole

These books relate to environment issues because they each have a part in the story about destruction toward nature in book.

They are about environment and how special and important they are.

Where the Forest Meets the sea is about seeing the destruction in the future, Hidden Forest is about a boy discovering the wonders of nature and Waterhole is about how much animals need the waterhole.



A concept map of tourism in rainforests
A Concept Map of Tourism in Rainforests Waterhole



No Tourism

No trees will be cut down.

Cut down some trees to make bridges for tourists to cross.

Peace and quiet for the animals on the rainforests.

Disturb the animals in the rainforest.

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Thankyou Waterhole