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Forests of the World
Part 2 of 2
Biome 3: Rainforest
• Tropical rainforests are found in Asia, South
America and many other warm places.
Typical rain forests receive at least
70 inches of rain each year.
Rain forests
• Rainforests have thick vegetation (lots of plants
together).
Rainforest Animals
Rain Forest
• Rain forests grow in
three layers:
– The canopy has
trees between 100
and 200 feet tall.
– The understory has
a mix of small trees,
vines, palms, shrubs
and ferns.
– Herbs, mosses and
fungi grow on the
forest floor.
Rainforest canopy
Rainforest canopy
Rain Forest
• Rain forests grow
in three layers:
– The canopy has
trees between 100
and 200 feet tall.
– The understory
has a mix of
small trees,
vines, palms,
shrubs and ferns.
– Herbs, mosses
and fungi grow on
the forest floor.
Rainforest understory
Rainforest understory
Rain Forest
• Rain forests grow
in three layers:
– The canopy has
trees between 100
and 200 feet tall.
– The understory has
a mix of small
trees, vines, palms,
shrubs and ferns.
– Herbs, mosses
and fungi grow on
the forest floor.
Rainforest Floor
Rainforest Floor
Rainforest
• Learn more about the layers of the rain forest:
– http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/fun/deepjungle_flash.
html
• More games and activities related to the
rainforest:
– http://www.wartgames.com/themes/science/rainforest
s.html
Buffet
(buhf-it)
• The cold winds buffet anything that appears on
the barren landscape.
The word buffet is a homograph. It can be said 2
different ways, with 2 different meanings.
buffet (buhf-it)
buffet (buh-fay)
Buffet
(buhf-it)
We will be focusing on this meaning.
buffet (buhf-it)
buffet (buh-fay)
Buffet
(buhf-it)
The cold winds buffet anything that appears on the
barren landscape.
Meaning: Wind or water hitting something
repeatedly
buffet
quest
• If you are on a quest to find a coniferous forest
biome, head south of the Arctic tundra.
Meaning: a journey (trip) to find something
quest
reduce
• That will reduce the growth of other plants.
Meaning: to make less; to lower (decrease) a number
reduced price
reduced water
reduced amount
major
• Major deciduous forests are found in eastern
North America, Europe and eastern Asia.
Meaning: greater in size or importance
settings
• The combination of heat and moisture makes
the perfect setting for plants to grow.
Meaning: the time and place
What settings do you see here?
Comparing and Contrasting
Comparing and Contrasting:
Biomes
• Use a matrix chart to compare and contrast
biomes. This is a way to organize your writing.
Types of
trees
Animals that
live here
Climate
Part of the World
Coniferous
forest
Deciduous
forest
Rain forest
What other characteristics are similar or different?
Homographs
Homographs
Words that are spelled the same but have different meanings
• Bear
– Noun: an animal
Yikes! I saw a bear!
• Bear (same pronunciation)
– Verb: to hold or support
It was too much weight to bear.
Homograph:
bat (pronounced the same)
• bat
– Noun: a small flying
mammal
• bat
– Noun: something used
to hit a baseball
Homograph: bow
• bow (long o) • bow (long o) • bow (ou sound) • bow (ou sound)
– noun: a tied
ribbon
– noun: a hunting
tool to use with
arrows
– Noun: the front
of the ship
– Verb: to bend
down (a show
of respect)
Homograph
• Cool
– Adjective: trendy, popular
• Cool
– Adjective: chilly, cold
Homographs
• Foot
– Noun: part of the body
• Foot
– Noun: a way to measure

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