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Rain forest:. What makes up a tropical rain forest? Why are rain forests important? What problems are there for the rain forest? What is our responsibility to the rain forest?. This power point was done using many different sources as well as personal pictures and information.
What makes up a tropical rain forest?
Why are rain forests important?
What problems are there for the rain forest?
What is our responsibility to the rain forest?
This power point was done using many different sources as well as personal pictures and information.
The following were really helpful:
Virtual field trips done by Gerald R. Urquhart
A power point by Paula Weigelt
The climateof a tropical rain forest is very hot and humid so the animals and plants that exist there must learn to adapt.
In the emergent layer, trees can be 200 feet high. Most trees are broad-leaved, hardwood evergreens. Sunlight is plentiful. Animals found here are eagles, monkeys, bats and butterflies.
The canopy layer forms a roof over the two remaining layers and is a very dense layer. The leaves on most trees are smooth and come to a point. Food is abundant for animals such as snakes, toucans and tree frogs.
Little sunshine reaches this layer so the plants have to grow larger leaves to reach the sunlight. Plants in this area seldom grow to 12 feet. Animals that live here include jaguars, red-eyed tree frogs and leopards and many insects.
This layer is very dark, so no plants grow here, Things decay very quickly here. A leaf that might take one year to decompose in a regular climate will disappear in only 6 weeks. This is the home for giant anteaters.
Of the millions of animal species in the world, over half are found in the rain forest and nowhere else on Earth.
People have lived in the rain forests for thousands of years. They live in harmony with the forest, plants and animals. Their traditions and customs are unlike other people.
They don't need walls on their houses because it doesn't get cold t here. Natives don't need much privacy at all. Privacy is a
lot different than what you may be used to and we do go into houses without asking.
of work and they get up early in the morning.
The girls look after their little sisters, brothers, nieces, or nephews. They also help cook, grate manioc, carry heavy backpacks, and get water.
The boys in the village have to do some work, too. They fish, farm, and weave baskets with the men in the village. They also spend much time in the jungle as part of their learning and training to become excellent hunters and providers for their families.
In their free time, both boys and girls love to go swimming in the river, and there are plenty of rivers around in the rain forest.
They also like to watch the animals in their village.
The girls like to play with their hand-made dolls
(since there are no stores around here to buy them).
Boys like to shoot their bows and arrows and play in the forest.
Why is the rain forest so valuable?
with help from rain
In addition to being one of our most precious natural resources, tropical rain forests are among the most endangered habitats on earth because of deforestation.
Causes of Deforestation:
* clearance for roads and railways
* forest fires
* mining and drilling for fuel wood
* international timber trade
*collection and clearance for living space
Humans already have destroyed half of the rain forest area, with most damage occurring in the last 200 years.
Rain forests are important to everyone on the planet-not just to those who live in or near them. They help control the world's climate. When the rain forests are burned and cleared, carbon is released into the atmosphere.Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere prevents the sun’s radiation from escaping back to the atmosphere. This causes the weather to be much hotter on the whole planet.
to the rain forest?
the changes that
would happen if
we lose the rain forest
Forest PeopleForest people will lose their homes, and their culture. Their knowledge of the forest is also lost .
Last Songbirds Thesongbirds, which help farmers in the U.S. by eating insects, will no longer winter in tropical forests.
Changed ClimateBurning huge areas of rainforest releases carbon, which causes changes in wind currents and rainfall around the world.
Undiscovered MedicinesPlants that might provide new medicines extinct before they can even be studied.
ExtinctionThousands of species of rainforest plants and animals will be lost.
Here is a website you can use that is really neat. You are finished with the slide show at this point.