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Link list for "The tropical rainforest" interactive whiteboard content

Link list:
Additional links on the topic of rainforests.


Additional information on the topic of "rainforests" for class (e.g., WebQuests, images, informational texts, games) or as background information for teachers.

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Entire ear with brain

Unlabeled graphic:
Cross-section of entire ear with auditory nerve and its connection to brain. For incorporation in presentations or for individual projection.

The hearing process does not just involve the hearing organ but also the brain. It is there that the signals are received and understood.

Information and ideas:
This graphic can be used to describe and explain the most important functional areas of the ear and their role in the hearing process.
The teacher can look at the graphic together with the students on the computer screen or get the students to do the labeling either on printouts or on the computer.

Relevant for teaching:
The human body
Structure and function of a sensory organ

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Five senses in the human head

Labeled graphic:
The five human senses.

With the five sense organs, eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin, the human being receives stimuli, transforms them into electrical nerve impulses which are then transmitted to the brain.
There they are processed, classified and interpreted.

Information and ideas:
Suitable as starting point. Important to point out that internal organs are involved as well as the visible organ and that the brain is necessary for the evaluation of the impulses.

Relevant for teaching:
Structure and function of a sensory organ
Reception of stimuli and processing of information
Senses discover the environment

Anderer Ressourcentyp

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What are the most popular hobbies among children?

Bar chart:
As one possible way to represent statistics, a bar chart based on the example of popular hobbies among children is presented.

The chart shows five fictitious values for the number of children who pursue the hobbies of dancing, soccer, horseback riding, reading, swimming, and computer gaming. It is used to teach the students how to read simple charts and how to gather information from them. The students can use this example to practice the terminology (more/fewer than, same number, the fewest/most).

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Popular hobbies among children

Worksheet:
How to gather information from a bar chart.

The students are first asked to gather data from a bar chart and enter them in a table. Then they are to evaluate statements concerning the contents of the bar chart as true or false.

Information and ideas:
As an exercise for further study, the students can ask the children in the class about their hobbies and create a graphic or chart on their own.