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  1. Climate of the Amazon Do Now Mind map what you know about the Amazon rainforets • Key words • Biome • Convection rain • Ecosystem • Nutrient cycle • Learning Objectives • To know what the nutrient cycle is • To understand the impact deforestation has on the soil in the rainforest • To be able to explain how road building affects the Amazon’s ecosystem

  2. Where is the Amazon?

  3. The Amazon River

  4. Temperature (ºC) Rainfall (mm) 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 Climate graph – the Amazon Describe the Amazon’s annual pattern of rainfall and temperature.. [3 marks] EXT – Why is the temperature and rainfall high in rainforests?

  5. Climate Graph What could this graph be showing? What is missing from the graph?

  6. 300 30 Temperature (red line) Rainfall (blue bars) 200 20 15 cm 100 10 0 0 J F M A M J J A S O N D

  7. Self Assessment • Have you given your graph a title? • Have you labelled your axis? • Have you made a bar graph for rainfall? • Have you made line graph for temperature? • Have you made your rainfall bars using the y-axis on the left and your temperature line to the y-axis on the right? • Have you described your graph using data as your evidence? • Target:____________________

  8. Describethe pattern of the climate of the Tropical Rainforest. You must include: • Temperature • When is hot? • When is it cool? • Rainfall • When is it high? • When is it dry? Have you included units? (Do you mean degrees Celsius or mm? From looking at my climate graph, I can see….. For example…..

  9. Looking at your graph, try to work out which month fits each of the ten sentences best. Today is the hottest day in the year. Today "feels" like the coolest day of the year. The river flooded today. The weather has been almost the same for 3 months in a row. A canoe got stuck on a sandbank. A farmer was able to pick fruit today.

  10. What have we learnt today? • Learning Objectives • To know what the nutrient cycle is • To understand the impact deforestation has on the soil in the rainforest • To be able to explain how road building affects the Amazon’s ecosystem • What we will learn next… • Deforestation