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Discovering Rainforest Locations


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Discovering Rainforest Locations

In this activity, learners will examine various world data maps to combine the information and predict which areas could be tropical rainforests. This will help learners discover how living and non-living ecosystem components influence each other. Learners will make their predictions by circling the areas that they think are rainforests on a blank map. Then, educators will reveal a sequence of maps so that learners can see how close they were to locating tropical rainforests. This lesson includes extension ideas, background information, and is standards-based.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Processes
      • Weather and Climate
    • Earth Structure
      • Biosphere
  • Life Sciences
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Representation
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Formulating Explanations

Informal Categories


  • Nature and Environment

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, California Academy of Sciences, ©2007

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