Anderer Ressourcentyp

Siemens Stiftung

Animals in tropical rainforests

Information sheet:
Lifestyle and behavior of various animals in rainforests.


The students get to know animals from tropical rainforests, based on the example of a parrot and a sloth.

Übung

Siemens Stiftung

Ecosystem of tropical rainforests (matching exercise)

Interactive mind map:
Important terms related to the function, characteristics, and exploitation of tropical rainforests are presented in a structured manner.


A tropical rainforest is a complex ecosystem. In this mind map, the students match the word cards to the areas of habitat, characteristics, functions, exploitation, consequences of exploitation, and means of protection. The matches can be evaluated by clicking the "Check" button. Independently of this, the solution can be shown and hidden at any time without interfering with the status of the matching exercise.

Information and ideas:
This mind map is suitable for grade 4, since some of the terms are difficult. A simple variant of this mind map with just the first level is available as a graphic on the media portal of the Siemens Stiftung.

Anderer Ressourcentyp

Siemens Stiftung

Where are the tropical rainforests?

Interactive graphic:
The interactive world map provides an overview of the tropical rainforest regions. The continents South America, Africa, and Asia can be magnified. Information on selected rainforest regions can be displayed.


The interactive graphic helps students get to know the tropical rainforest regions.
If you click a rainforest region on the world map, the corresponding continent is magnified and detailed information on a selected rainforest region is displayed:
· Countries where the rainforest is found
· Native inhabitants
· One picture each of a native animal and plant.

Anderer Ressourcentyp

Siemens Stiftung

Animals in the South American rainforest

Interactive graphic:
Animals are matched to the layers of the tropical rainforest in South America.


The individual layers of the rainforest can be labeled interactively with a selection of animals that live there. The layers can also be labeled by hand on the interactive whiteboard.

Bild

Siemens Stiftung

Ecosystem of tropical rainforests

Mind map:
A simple mind map (just one level) on the topic of rainforests.

A tropical rainforest is a complex ecosystem. The following areas are shown: Characteristics, habitat, function, means of protection, exploitation, and consequences of exploitation.
The mind map can be used as a basis for a brainstorming session on the topic of rainforests and for the development of a more complex mind map.

Information and ideas:
This simple structure is suitable for grades 1 and 2.
Building upon this simple mind map, a more complex mind map with a second level is available as an interactive matching exercise on the media portal of the Siemens Stiftung.

Anderer Ressourcentyp

Siemens Stiftung

The layers of tropical rainforests

Interactive graphic labeling:
The five layers of tropical rainforests.

The graphic shows the layer structure of tropical rainforests. The labels can be shown all at once or by layers. A height scale can also be shown and hidden step by step.
The graphic can also be labeled by hand on the interactive whiteboard.


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Arbeitsblatt

Siemens Stiftung

Why do moose have webbed toes? (task)

Worksheet:
Why do webbed toes in moose represent an adaptation to their habitat? Task with a contextual scenario.

A short story leads to the task?s question. The students are to find out why the webbed toes in moose represent an adaptation to their habitat. An informational text about the habitat of moose is provided as an aid: The students should give reasons for their thoughts.
Incremental hints for answering this task are available under "Why do moose have webbed toes? (hints)? on the media portal of the Siemens Stiftung.
Explanations of the experiment for the teacher are found in "Why do moose have webbed toes? (teacher information).?

Arbeitsblatt

Siemens Stiftung

Animals and plants in tropical rainforests

Matching exercise:
Animals and plants of tropical rainforests are matched to brief profiles.


The photos (and names) of animals and plants are to be matched to eight profiles. Each match can be evaluated immediately by clicking the "Check" button. Independently of this, the solution can be shown and hidden at any time without interfering with the status of the matching exercise.

Anderer Ressourcentyp

Siemens Stiftung

Plants in tropical rainforests

Interactive graphic:
Plants are matched to the layers of a tropical rainforest.


The individual layers of a rainforest can be labeled interactively with a selection of plants that live there. The layers can also be labeled by hand on the interactive whiteboard.

Anderer Ressourcentyp

Siemens Stiftung

The tropical rainforest (mind map)

Interactive mind map:
Overview with key words on the functions of tropical rainforests and their importance to the ecosystem Earth.

The mind map provides key words on rainforests, in terms of the following:
· Importance
· Ecosystem
· Destruction
· Rainforest protection.


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