The Amazon Basin - river and cloud in a sea of green.
The main ecosystems of the Earth
World map of vegetation zones
Geog2 page 49. qn. 1. Comparison of 4 major climate and vegetation zones.
Climate graphs of major zones - on a
climate graph sheet draw the climate data for
Montego Bay (Jamaica).
Gap-fill exercise comparing
Montego Bay and London
On the sheet
Amazon Climate - the Daily Convectional Cycle. Use labels on the diagrams to explain the daily pattern of weather.
time of day
for each diagram and write it
next to each box
EARLY MORNING MID MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING
From the list below
add labels to each diagram - (use arrows if short of space)
- heat from the Sun - condensation level (dew point)
- Sun blotted out - moisture from the oceans
- thunderstorms - water vapour
- convection currents - large thunderclouds (cumulonimbus)
- clear skies once more - small clouds form
- water collects on leaves and drains through forest
Making an animal. Sheets will be issued. the idea is to make an animal up, by fitting its special characteristics to a description of the environment it has to survive in. e.g. Polar Bears have lots of fat to survive the cold arctic water.
The hot tropics dome at the Eden Project
a sloth in the upper canopy
Forests Conservation portal
tropical rainforest, nutrients, fungi, emergents, canopy, under-canopy, shrub layer, buttress roots, lianas, epiphytes, ferns, logging, species, extinct, sustainable living,
Digitalfrog - great diagrams and data
Geog2 page 51. Comparison of 4 major climate and vegetation zones.
watch video G 139 The Living Forest and fill in the response sheet, which ask for the relationships between living things in each of the major zones of the rainforest.
Geog2 page 51. Question 3. Make a chart showing how the nutrients of the rainforest are recycled.
Creatures and vegetation of the rainforest
Colour in the picture sheet of the rainforest. Now write out a list all of the creatures you have coloured and say what you think they are doing in the picture.
Here are some web sites that may help you
BBC bitesize - rainforests 1
Missouri botanical gardens
Breaking the nutrient cycle
Geog2 Using the information on page 52, make a table to show which groups are destroying the rainforest and why, .. and what the effects are on the forest and its wildlife..
Group exploiting the forest
Why are they doing this ...
Effects on the rainforest
Opening up the Amazon to development by ...
....on page 52!
Make a chart titled Mahogany is Murder! using images and words to explain how logging is destroying whole ecosystems in the rainforest.